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    I applied for a job as a retoucher. But do these edits look really bad?

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    (Original post by 2scotty)
    I applied for a job as a retoucher. But do these edits look really bad?

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    cant really see any difference, except for cropping :/
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    You need to focus more on details. Don't just chuck an image into Photoshop and fiddle about with the contrast, explore the software. You could try tutorials on Youtube, Lynda.com Teamtreehouse.com. They will help you explore the art form as well as the technical skills. Try using photos that are badly damaged or extremely badly taken to begin with to demonstrate your skill set. The final photo's look good but not enough difference to highlight your capabilities. Are you using layers, masks, non-destructive editing?
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    The good thing is that your editing isn't *bad*, it just needs some progression. I went through an awful stage where I put wayy too much contrast into my images - thankfully that was several years ago now. Start shooting in raw rather than JPEG to give yourself much more latency to play with when editing - you can pull the sky back much more and push the shadows with raws.

    This is an example of how far you can push a raw file while retaining quality - the stars and clouds and other highlights have been pulled up while retaining the original darks - original on the left:

 
 
 
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