Image Retouching

poster of Hotshots dance troop

This is a poster for the male dance troop Man Power the individual shots were deep etched and retouched then places on a digitally created fantasy world.

Image Retouching or photographic retouching was traditionally darkroom activity.
Retouching is a process of correcting, removing or adding elements to an image to bring it more inline with what is required for a advertisement or promotional image. During the 80’s a company called Qantel produced a computer called a Paintbox that was able to bring retouching into the digital age. Photoshop became the standard during the 90’s and tends to be one of the most important tools in digital imaging.