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Desperate Need of a RETOUCHER!!!!

 
Georges ­ Dominique
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Sep 30, 2012 00:39 |  #1

I'm a new photographer and recently completed an outdoor photoshoot. This was 2 weeks ago and I need to get these pics to this model by the end of the week. If anyone out there in their spare time can do an awesome retouch for me, your help would be greatly appreciated. I can't afford to pay anyone at this time. I'm a student and am in the process of learning photoshop. Here are two sample images from the shoot, if you're interested, let me know and I'll give you access to the gallery for the rest of the images and I'll send you the RAW file.


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Sep 30, 2012 00:51 |  #2

Here's 2 more samples.


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Sep 30, 2012 03:42 |  #3

How can you start up a business and think that people will work for free?


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Sep 30, 2012 04:43 as a reply to  @ ArcticShooter's post |  #4

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend hours of my life retouching your photos that you will then pass off as your own.

Dude, get real, in business you pay for what you can't do yourself.

Oh and BTW - it's not worth advertising your website if it is empty - it does not give a good impression.


  
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Sep 30, 2012 04:56 |  #5

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Sep 30, 2012 05:02 as a reply to  @ Seapup's post |  #6

C'mon, he's a student, doesn't he qualify for some free assistance from some fellow American under "No Child Left Behind" act :)


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Sep 30, 2012 06:46 |  #7

Of course whoever did the work would recieve credit. This is done on other forums where newbie retouchers help out newbie photographer. And these pics are for my website.

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Thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend hours of my life retouching your photos that you will then pass off as your own.

Dude, get real, in business you pay for what you can't do yourself.

Oh and BTW - it's not worth advertising your website if it is empty - it does not give a good impression.


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Sep 30, 2012 06:55 |  #8

Upload the raw files to a file hosting site like YouSendIt.com or MediaFire.com , then PM me the links to the files. But you'll need to be specific about what you need, "awesome retouch" doesn't really explain what you need done.

You'd be best advised to simply ignore the detractors in this thread who have nothing to offer except snark.


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Sep 30, 2012 08:02 |  #9

I'm not a detractor just someone pointing out the facts of life.

If the request was "How can I ..." then I'd probably help because the OP would be learning, howwver, to say I need to deliver these by the end of the week implies that it is a professional "paid for" shoot that the OP has entered into without having the ability to fulfill his side of the agreement.

In this instance I have little sympathy as the OP is relying on others to do his work, notto help him improve his skills.


  
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Sep 30, 2012 08:28 |  #10

Check out Retouchup.com I use them for the things I cannot do quickly myself. I'm not a PS expert and consider my time valuable. They charge $2.50- $5.00 depending on what you need done and the turnaround is quick, usually a day. You can get your first edit done free.
They also have another company that does photo restoration which I use. Once again it's reasonable and when I consider how long it would take me, it's a bargain. Amazing work. They will also do your first restoraton free. It's a great service to offer your customers. I have used them to restore a photo from 1876 which was torn,faded,scratched,s​tained.... and also a photo from the late 70s, same conditona as the older photo.

Let me know if you try either service.


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Oct 01, 2012 04:50 |  #11

Took your advice. submitted order and awaiting results within 24 hrs they say.

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Check out Retouchup.com I use them for the things I cannot do quickly myself. I'm not a PS expert and consider my time valuable. They charge $2.50- $5.00 depending on what you need done and the turnaround is quick, usually a day. You can get your first edit done free.
They also have another company that does photo restoration which I use. Once again it's reasonable and when I consider how long it would take me, it's a bargain. Amazing work. They will also do your first restoraton free. It's a great service to offer your customers. I have used them to restore a photo from 1876 which was torn,faded,scratched,s​tained.... and also a photo from the late 70s, same conditona as the older photo.

Let me know if you try either service.


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Oct 01, 2012 07:56 |  #12

In the meantime, there's a skin retouching tutorial that I find useful - it'll work especially well on your model who has noticeable acne scarring on her cheeks. I can't link to it from here but do a Youtube search for "perfect lie tutorial" by Cameron Rad and it should come up.

A subscription to lynda.com or kelbytraining.com would also be a worthwhile investment. If anything, lynda has a free trial period.


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Oct 01, 2012 10:10 |  #13

Georges Dominique wrote in post #15063976 (external link)
Took your advice. submitted order and awaiting results within 24 hrs they say.

I would be interested in seeing the results if you wouldn't mind posting them.


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Oct 01, 2012 11:25 |  #14

doidinho wrote in post #15064860 (external link)
I would be interested in seeing the results if you wouldn't mind posting them.

I would also be interested in seeing the results




  
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Oct 01, 2012 11:34 |  #15

doidinho wrote in post #15064860 (external link)
I would be interested in seeing the results if you wouldn't mind posting them.

Littlejon Dsgn wrote in post #15065111 (external link)
I would also be interested in seeing the results

Mark me down as well. Granted they have some before and after/ shots on their website, I do wonder how they make money charging $2.50, $5, and $10 for retouching jobs.:confused:

I guess they're just counting on volume and expecting the majority of work to not be too intensive.


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