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Last Activity:
Mar 17, 2020
Very Experienced
Paid Assignments Only
Dec 04, 2011

About Me

You need distinctive Professional Retouching.
You need exceptional results and flawless images.
You need someone who has the background and skill to deliver.
You need me.

My name is John Ross, and I specialize in high-end Portrait and Lifestyle Retouching. For more than 20 years I’ve been working in the printing, photography, retouching, marketing, and graphic design fields. In that time, I’ve partnered with top agencies such as Arnold, Alcone, and BBDO, as well as corporations such as Bose, Snuggle and Volkswagon.

My clients trust me to deliver finished products that far exceed expectations, allowing my work to grace the covers of Advanced Photoshop, Connecticut Bride, RoadBike, Bowdoin and Yale Alumni Magazines.

Most recently my work has been featured with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Advanced Photoshop, Photoshop Creative, and Digital Photographer magazines. I have also written for Retouching Academy, and do live training for RetouchPro, Hartford Adobe, as well as my own studio.

At the Art of Retouching Studio, my size and talent allows me to provide each of my clients with the highest levels of quality and satisfaction. Whether your work requires a delicate revision, press-ready color correction, or complex retouching, I have a solution.

As Featured With…

Advanced Photoshop Magazine – Feature Articles

August 2015 – Issue #138
Natural Beauty Retouching – Cover Art / Feature Article/Interview

The Professional Photoshop Book – Volume 6 - Beauty Retouching

June 2015 – Issue #136 - Compositing

March 2015 – Issue #132 - Beauty Retouching – Cover Art

January 2015 – Issue #130 - Advanced Masking

Premium Collection – Volume 10 - Celestial and Architectural – 2 Featured Articles

November 2014 – Issue #128 - Architectural

September 2014 – Issue #126 - Retouching & Compositing

Photoshop Creative Magazine – Feature Articles

May 2016 – Issue #139 – Fashion Retouching

March 2016 – Issue #137 – Architecture Retouching

April 2015 – Issue #125 – Beauty Retouching

Photoshop Tips, Tricks, and Fixes – Volume 7 – Beauty Retouching

Digital Photographer Magazine – Feature Videos

August 2016 – Issue #178 – Group Retouching

April 2016 – Issue #174 – Male Retouching

March 2016 – Issue #173 – Female Retouching

But enough about me, what can we do for you?…

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"Not only is John extremely skilled in creating beautiful photos, but as a new model, he gave me lots of great advice and many helpful pointers which continue to make me feel much more confident and relaxed in front of the camera." Read less

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"John knows what he's doing and he takes pride in the details. His photos are deliberate and he gives good direction. His editing is pristine and his work looks alive. To describe his work in one word would be "quality," a must-have in any portfolio or advertorial campaign." Read less

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"John was an incredible person to work with. He gave great feedback and advice over the course of the shoot, and he really helped me understand photos from the photographer and retoucher's points of view. He was very professional throughout the shoot and made me feel very comfortable. I truly hope to work with him again soon." Read less

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"It was such a pleasure to work with a person so driven to produce only their best work and improve their skills. I greatly appreciated the professionalism and open communication that challenged me to improve myself and achieve a better product together. John is a talented and enjoyable person who I would highly recommend and I look forward to the next opportunity to work with him. " Read less

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