How many times have you looked through your photos and
said "this would be perfect if only..." Especially for
publication, your photos shouldn't be any less than perfect. Sometimes
you find yourself in a situation where a photo is not exactly what is
needed. Digital retouching allows you to fix a photograph to make it perfect.
What once took hours and sometimes days to retouch with an airbrush can
now be done in minutes on a computer.
Also see our page on Photo
It hasn't always been this easy
We have been retouching photos for over 20
years. We didn't have high-end digital workstations back then
so we had to rely upon our compressor, airbrush and a very, very
steady hand. Fortunately many of the techniques carried over
into the digital world. The photo/illustration to the right was
done about 18 years ago with a Paasche AB airbrush.
Using a layers of friskets and an Xacto knife
the pieces to be painted were cut and painted one piece of chrome
at a time. Often condensation would build up in the compressor
line and spit all over the nearly finished piece making is necessary
to either fix it, or start over. An illustration like this could
take over 60 hours to finish.