RETOUCHING

 

Retouching is much like oil painting. You need to understand how light and color work in real life to make it believable.

 

I have been retouching for almost 30 years. When I started, my tool was an airbrush and there were no undos, just do overs. Now with PhotoShop as a tool, anything can be done. Some of the work is not so much retouching as it is fabrication. Using photos as source material, I can design and execute an entirely new composition.

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