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"Photographic Retouchers and Restorer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Retouch or restore photographic negatives and prints to accentuate desirable features of subject, using pencils, watercolors, or airbrushes.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Photographic Retouchers and Restorer"

1) Paints negative with retouching medium, to ensure retouching pencil will mark surface of negative.

2) Shades negative or photograph with pencil to smooth facial contours, conceal blemishes, stray hairs, or wrinkles, and soften highlights.

3) Inks borders or lettering on illustration, using pen, brush, or drafting instruments.

4) Examines drawing, negative, or photographic print to determine coloring, shading, accenting, and changes required to retouch or restore.

5) Mixes ink or paint solutions, according to color specifications, color chart, and consistency desired.

6) Trims edges of print to enhance appearance, using scissors or paper cutter.

7) Cuts out masking template, using shears, and positions templates on picture to mask selected areas.

8) Wipes excess color from portrait to produce specified shade, using cotton swab.

9) Applies paint to retouch or enhance negative or photograph, using airbrush, pen, artist's brush, cotton swab, or gloved finger.

 

 


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  A-R-I        SOC:  51-9131.01