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Last activity: Jul 07, 2014
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PixelPurfect

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Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Pixel Purfect Retouching

Mayhem #1271193
Retoucher


MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/PixelPurfect

About me
I bring your image to life!

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The art of retouching involves manipulating attributes of individual pixels in a manner that is both professionally acceptable and visually pleasing, while also maintaining a believability that the subconscious mind will accept.  I strive to improve the image, without ruining the story.

My name is David and I'm a photo retouch artist.  I started out studying photography at The Art Institute of Houston in the early 80's.  I moved to Tulsa and began a career as a commercial photographer, but after I built my second darkroom I found that I liked the darkroom as much, if not more than being behind the camera.  Although I have remained an avid photographer, the computer age came along and my formal training was electronics, so it was a natural progression to get into computer IT and become a geek.

In 2006 I was in a serious car accident and had a long recovery (I made it back to 100% if you don't count the occasional vertigo).  Anyway, I decided I would change my focus and I began learning everything I could about Photoshop and Illustrator.  Just as I had taught myself photography a long time ago, I started teaching myself the art of retouching.  I'm obsessed now and I don't see any end in sight. 

I have great color perception and a wonderful attention to detail.  I see things most don't and my wife hates to shop for clothes without me, she says “because I'm so good with colors."  I say thanks 'hot rod' and spend the day with her anyway. I love her to death. ;o)  BTW, she's a great web designer.  Check her out at http://www.HoosierWebChic.com.

I really want to be a great success with my retouching.  I think it's always been in my blood to make things look as good as possible, some would call that a perfectionist trait.  Maybe so!

Feel free to contact me or send images you would like a quote on to David at PixelPurfect dot com and I'll get back to you. You must be the model and/or the copyright holder or have permission to request the retouch of the unedited image. I don't edit images that have already been retouched.

Please include your Mayhem name or number when you contact me via email.  That's how I organize my work.

Pricing:

Simple color correction, sharpening, cropping, perspective and contrast enhancements $3-$5 depending on image quality and quantity.

Above plus - Remove Distractions / Skin Enhancement / Image Enhancements
Shaping and Contouring / Background Repair - $20 each

Discounts available for quantity and ongoing work.

High End Super Smooth and Natural Retouch ready for print and full body Playboy style shots $40 per image, qty. discounts available.

Clipping Masks and all other work will be custom quoted. David at PixelPurfect.com

Payment is accepted through PayPal,
50% deposit required.


All the best,

David

Credits
Chris Tarantino - "You are getting some nice stuff David. Watch the details though...very nice."

Art Institute of Houston - Photography
NAPP - National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Winner - Dave Cross Photo Retouch Challenge #6
Official retouch artist of 2009 Planet Pretty Girl, Sarah Jenkins
Winner - Model Mayhem 2009 Christmas Banner Contest.

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Once more with feeling   52 pics
Images I'd like to retouch TF.   87 pics


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