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1. The Professional Retoucher’s Studio

Chapter 1. The Professional Retoucher’s Studio

Sometimes it’s awkward to explain to people what I do for a living. I assume because you are reading this book and interested in retouching images in a professional environment (or just adding a professional touch to the images in your personal environment), that you have a vague idea of what I do all day. While the rest of this book is specifically about the general retouching techniques I use in Photoshop in my daily work, in this chapter, I’ve tried to give you some insight into the workspace, workflow, and workday of a professional image retoucher. If you’re eager to get to image manipulation, Chapter 2 jumps right in. But if you’re planning on spending any time retouching photos professionally (or as a dedicated hobbyist), consider the following information. Knowing the basic setup and activity of a retoucher’s studio can save you time and stress down the line.


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