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Retoucher

pxspace

Posts: 1046

Braşov, Braşov, Romania

http://www.creativepro.com/content/scan … retouching

1946 book on the art of photo retouching

May 08 13 04:44 am Link

Retoucher

The Invisible Touch

Posts: 717

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Great link!!

God, that was patience... loved it!!

May 08 13 06:23 am Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12826

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Very cool and no mention of a subscription fee for any of the tools

May 08 13 06:29 am Link

Retoucher

Lidia Stolyarova

Posts: 71

Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine

thx for sharing)
This work really deserved to be called 'high-end' smile

May 08 13 07:33 am Link

Retoucher

Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Interesting article - Thanks! smile

May 08 13 10:52 am Link

Photographer

Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

AJScalzitti wrote:
Very cool and no mention of a subscription fee for any of the tools

big_smile

OP: Thanks for a great link!

May 08 13 11:05 am Link

Retoucher

pxspace

Posts: 1046

Braşov, Braşov, Romania

Charlie-CNP wrote:

big_smile

OP: Thanks for a great link!

I'm glad you like it smile. Someone emailed it to me and I thought I'd share it here.

May 08 13 11:36 am Link

Retoucher

Marcus Christopher

Posts: 76

Vienna, Wien, Austria

AJScalzitti wrote:
Very cool and no mention of a subscription fee for any of the tools

smile

May 09 13 04:07 am Link

Photographer

Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Only new thing that come with digital is warping and liquify.

Everything else pretty much existed.

THIS BOOK IS SO COOL, I love the illustrations.

May 18 13 06:32 pm Link

Clothing Designer

GRMACK

Posts: 2148

Bakersfield, California, US

AJScalzitti wrote:
Very cool and no mention of a subscription fee for any of the tools

smile  smile  smile

Imagine if they did have a non-perpetual subscription back then.  Adobe would be on the guy's doorstep taking away his brushes and rubber gum cement.  Of course, he could get them back if he would pay them $50 per month "forever."

Sounds more like the Mafia now that I think about it.

May 18 13 06:50 pm Link

Photographer

OTSOG

Posts: 141

Benicia, California, US

Ah, the good old days! Where's the follow up covering retouching negs with 4ought brush and scalpel and needle?

May 19 13 12:22 am Link

Retoucher

Riecky M

Posts: 84

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Interesting stuff indeed...

May 19 13 08:28 am Link

Photographer

R.EYE.R

Posts: 2835

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Some edits are mindblowing..

May 20 13 05:52 pm Link

Photographer

DG at studio47

Posts: 2365

East Ridge, Tennessee, US

My EX worked for Olan Mills back in the 70's. They had several levels of artists and retouchers. Basic removal of small blemishes on prints to artists that "removed" and "repositioned" body parts, etc. They had rows of employees with paints and brushes working on virtually every print that they did to do some kind of retouching, color corrections, modifications, etc.
When I started in x-ray back in the 70's, we still hand dipped some film exposures, rushing the images to the operating room for the surgeons review before the films were fixed or washed. They called it a "wet reading". If we over or underexposed a film, we dipped and reviewed in the darkroom till we had the density that we needed.
Lots of interesting history to then and now of course.
Thanks OP!

May 20 13 06:12 pm Link