Photo Retouching

Photo retouching and the art of Illusion. Photo manipulation through various retouching and image editing techniques is the art of making real the unreal, of seeing beyond the surface layer of reality to a world of imagination and wonder. Like illustration, photo retouching can illuminate its subject through a careful study of its underlying qualities. Subtly enhancing through tone, colour and composition brings these features into the foreground. Retouching Studio, serving Ballarat, Melbourne, and Victoria. Stephen Franklin Design can trace their retouching skills back to traditional darkroom techniques, masking images with rubylith, hand spotting negatives with opaque or burning in tone. The switch to digital photo retouching with the first release of Adobe Photoshop in the nineties, was therefore a natural progression to those image editing capabilities. Digital image manipulation must be handled with great attention to detail. Approaching physical enhancements and colour correction in a methodical way creates a visual balance. This is the way the illusion of reality is created. The viewer must be able to step into a world created through subtle visual augmentation or the overwhelming effect of vibrant colour changes. When presented with a challenging retouching project, attention to detail is just one facet of our skillset brought to bear at the Stephen Franklin Design Studio. The portfolio examples presented below will provide insight into the unwavering focus we can provide for your next visual creative brief.

Jaguar Automotive Retouching
Speculative Jaguar automotive retouching project. Developed a single test image for a request for proposal.
Client: Photographic Studio
Categories: Retouching, Photography
Nissan Juke Colour Change and Automotive Retouching
Colour change of the white Nissan Juke and automotive retouching of variant specific trim for the Nissan After Sales marketing materials. These retouched images supported the release of this car model in the Australian market.
Client: Nissan After Sales
Categories: Retouching, Photography
Whirlpool Stella Washer & Dryer Retouching
Retouching of the European Stella range of washers and dryers from Whirlpool for the Ishimodo brand design agency. Included product localisation from French to English, clean-up of image backgrounds, and minor colour changes.
Client: Whirlpool
Categories: Retouching, Product Photography, Photography
Bayer Luna Campaign Hero Image Retouching
Retouching of the Bayer Luna Early & Late campaign hero image for The Fuel Agency. This included building the composite background image for print and digital advertising purposes.
Client: Bayer
Categories: Retouching, Art Direction, Advertising
TAFE Victoria Campaign Hero Image Retouching
Post-production retouching of the TAFE Victoria campaign hero image for The Fuel Agency. Included the removal of reflections created by location shoot lighting.
Client: TAFE Victoria
Categories: Retouching, Photography, Advertising
Haymes Paint Product Retouching
Retouching of the Haymes Paint range of Ultra Premium interior and exterior paints for The Fuel Agency. Included removal and updating of the Haymes Paint logo plus clean-up and standardisation of the image backgrounds.
Client: Haymes Paint
Categories: Retouching, Product Photography, Photography
Nissan Navara Automotive Retouching
Postproduction automotive retouching of Nissan Navara photography for The Fuel Agency, Melbourne.
Client: Nissan After Sales
Categories: Retouching, Photography
Nissan Juke Automotive Retouching
Automotive retouching of the Nissan Juke product photography, for use in Nissan After Sales marketing materials.
Client: Nissan After Sales
Categories: Retouching, Photography
Glove Photo Retouching
Product photography retouching for Mark My Words Advertising's client, Vileda.
Client: Vileda
Categories: Retouching, Photography, Product Photography
Ishimodo Brand Promotion Retouching
Creative retouching for a Christmas card brand promotion for the Ishimodo Brand and Design Agency.
Client: Ishimodo Brand and Design Agency
Categories: Retouching, Branding, Graphic Design
Connex Campaign Hero Image Retouching
Creative retouching of the hero image for the Connex "We're all Ears" campaign for Blenheim Design Partners. Included the production of multiple images for coverage of various advertising formats.
Client: Connex
Categories: Retouching, Advertising, Photography
Guild Group DM Campaign Hero Image Retouching
Retouching of an EFTPOS machine for use as the hero image in a direct mail campaign created by The Fuel Agency for their client, Guild Financial Services Limited.
Client: Guild Financial Services Limited
Categories: Retouching, Advertising, Art Direction
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