Photo Retoucher

Elgin, IL
Posted November 27
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to amy@thesmartdept.com.

The smartdept is in search of a Photo Retoucher to work for a global marketing team in Elgin, IL. We’re looking for a Photoshop expert to finalize images for post-production. You’ll retouch images for catalogs, as well as digital campaigns based on the style guide and specific art direction for each shoot.

This is a full-time role working on-site in Elgin, IL. The location is Metra accessible.

What you’ll do:

  • Use Photoshop to retouch images
  • Work with the Art Director to understand technical and creative retouching needs
  • Remove tone from product silo shot backgrounds, and create convincing product shadows or reflections from source files
  • Use advanced retouching techniques and compositing skills to complete the illusion that modular studio sets are other environments
  • Strictly follow photo studio naming conventions and workflows within the digital asset management software and server file structures

Must have’s:

  • 4+ years commercial photography experience as a retoucher, or closely related experience.
  • Expert level knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Solid understanding of non-destructive editing, color profiling and color management.
  • Ability to perform advanced Photoshop techniques quickly and efficiently through keyboard shortcuts, actions, etc.
  • Ability to draw from an extensive set of retouching skills to provide solutions to creative and technical problems.
  • Extreme attention to detail and organized workflow, while prioritizing multiple projects concurrently.
  • A keen aesthetic derived from traditional education or training in the visual arts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A portfolio of relevant work is required for consideration.
  • Bachelors degree in photography, graphic design, or a closely related field.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to amy@thesmartdept.com.