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pxspace
Posts: 1,046
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  Quote 
Retoucher
The Invisible Touch
Posts: 707
Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Great link!!

God, that was patience... loved it!!
May 08 13 06:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,290
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Very cool and no mention of a subscription fee for any of the tools
May 08 13 06:29 am  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
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Kristiana-Retouch
Posts: 289
London, England, United Kingdom


Interesting article - Thanks! smile
May 08 13 10:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Charlie-CNP
Posts: 2,591
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  Quote 
Retoucher
pxspace
Posts: 1,046
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  Quote 
Retoucher
Marcus Christopher
Posts: 72
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  Quote 
Photographer
Jakov Markovic
Posts: 1,082
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  Quote 
Clothing Designer
GRMACK
Posts: 1,669
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Retoucher
Ricky Morgan
Posts: 79
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


Interesting stuff indeed...
May 19 13 08:28 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
R.EYE.R
Posts: 2,761
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Some edits are mindblowing..
May 20 13 05:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DG at studio47
Posts: 2,362
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  Quote 
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