Practice Images for Retouchers

Practice Image Packs for Retouchers

We're excited to announce new practice image packs!

Yup, you read that right. After receiving email after email asking where to find packs of RAW images for retouchers to use as practice, we decided we were going to do something about it!

Our practice image packages of are shot by professional photographers and are now available for retouchers to purchase, download and use to hone their skills as the creative artists they are.

  1. Total Image Data: Our image packs contain images in DNG format for ultimate editing ability.
  2. High Resolution: Our image packs range from 36MP up to 80MP, providing incredible detail.
  3. Amazing Value: Every one of our packs can be purchased for $15 or less.

While we currently only provide Product Photography Images, we aim to expand our offerings to Beauty Photography as well in the coming weeks ahead. If you’re a photographer and would like to submit image packs to sell here on PictureWax, shoot us an email.

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“We Re-worked some images from a fragrance retouching project for Nicholas Duers. We wanted to add some light coming around and through the products. We love the way they turned out and we love the light effect we created. Retouched by John Flynn @ *POST

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Trident

Trident is a visual effects and post production house with some exceptional work in their portfolio. We suggest you go and check them out.

ThinkAlter

Alter partners with creative minds to produce striking imagery for print, broadcast, and interactive media. Our approach goes beyond technical and creative. We have spent 15 years cultivating an atmosphere that promotes a collaborative approach to providing cutting edge solutions for our clients’ visual needs. Every Alter team member is passionate about their craft and is dedicated to delivering stunning imagery that goes well beyond our clients’ expectations.

In 1997, founders Jim Armetta, Bill Prena, and Jeff Legare set out to create a photo/retouching studio that provided creative visual solutions for print advertising. Alter has evolved ahead of the industry since then by offering high-end photography, post-production, and CGI solutions for print, interactive, and broadcast media under one roof. This evolution has allowed us to differentiate ourselves within our industry, deliver thousands of images, and build an ever-expanding roster of loyal clients.

*POST

*POST is a full service image creation studio specializing in visual effects for the advertising industry with a specialty in Still Life retouching. From creative retouching and color grading to motion graphics and CGI, we help our clients create every imaginable vision. John the owner of *POST has over 28 years experience in the digital imagery field. Working with photographers, advertising agencies, publication houses and large corporations within the commercial market, has allowed *POST to work on countless numbers of images and projects.  Read more ➝

ZachVitale

“I like to work hard on fun stuff with good folks.” – Zach Vitale

selected clients/publications

3M / absolut / arnold / apple / baskin robbins / bloomingdales / california milk processor board/ capital one / century link / converse / dunnhumby / gatorade / goodby silverstein / google / herman miller / huntington bank / IBM / ideo / kiehl’s / keurig / liberty mutual / mass mutual / mcgarrybowen / miracle whip / new balance / nike/ progressive / samsung / sk-ii / timberland / vineyard vines

AARP / adweek / atlanta magazine / boston magazine / dwell / elle / ESPN / esquire / field & stream / forbes / fortune / golf digest / men’s fitness / men’s journal / men’s health / money / NY times / oprah / popular mechanics / popular science / runner’s world / spirit / variety / vogue / wired

TheImageLab

With a solid foundation in photographic retouching, The Image Lab provides a bespoke service that is tailored to the individual needs of it’s clients. Whether working under the guidance of an advertising agency or directly with a photographer, The Image Lab seamlessly integrates it’s knowledge and experience to deliver a product that is both meticulously retouched and creatively resolved.

SugarDigital

Sugar Digital makes its home in San Francisco, CA. Founded by lifelong photographer and longtime retoucher Adam Moore (formerly of FatCat Digital) in 2006, we specialize in just what you see in the movies in the “retouching” section of this site.

Our list of clients is long, consisting of both photographers and agencies. In addition to being a creative shop, we pride ourselves on our technical side. While our creative side keeps the art directors happy, our technical side keeps the print producers happy.

Together, those two serve to keep the art buyers happy which, in turn, keeps us in business. In addition to post-production digital services, we happily offer pre-production and concepting stage consultation services. Save yourself money and heartache by ensuring that your great ideas are going to translate to pixels on a computer the way you envision them in your mind’s eye.

Subtle

Stephen earned his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1993 and his MFA from the University of Victoria in 1997.  He established Subtle Composites in 1999 and has been working as a freelance digital illustrator / retoucher / photoshop specialist/ pixel-pusher ever since.  Over the course of over fifteen years, Stephen has collaborated with numerous photographers, art directors and ad agencies, earning various awards and yadda yadda.

Cribbin prides himself on finding creative solutions to difficult problems, meeting the demands of every client, never having failed to meet a project’s deadline and occasionally setting a fractured bone.

He works late and sleeps later in Toronto, Canada.

Stage3

With so many images trying to grab the attention of viewers, great retouching plays a major role in the success of your communication materials. Stage 3’s retouching artists are experienced at making an image its absolute best. We work with you to determine what’s needed from simple color and fit corrections to extensive visual effects. With our integrated creative resources, we can combine custom photography and CGI solutions to augment and speed the retouching process.

We recently retouched cracked debris and pipes, adjusted color, took new photos of ceiling trusses and used our CGI group to create rolling, bunched carpeting and drop an anchor in a crowded auditorium for a Navy campaign. When the client wanted to adjust the anchor shape and texture, we streamlined the process by sending it to our CGI experts to work their magic in record time.

So when you need more than you’re getting now or have that crazy project and are looking for a studio that can make you a star, Stage 3’s here to help.

RocketArt

Rocket Studio is a collection of artists, photographers, illustrators, cinematographers, CGI artists, creative retouchers, designers, concept artists, editors, motion graphic designers, character designers plus a couple of musicians and actors. After all, this is LA. It’s why creative and marketing folks love us. Their areas of expertise may be different, but the reasons they love working with us are the same.

We’re thorough. We totally sweat details like light, shadow, reflection and perspective. We help them do their best work on their most difficult projects. We’re easy to communicate with. We’re accessible. We stay on budget and we deliver on time. And most importantly, we make them look good.