Image Science

Retouching

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We provide a high quality retouching service, trusted by many professional artists, photographers and historians, starting from simple print-ready work through to intricate, more complex types of retouching and restoration.

Maintaining image integrity is our key priority, so we take time to view each individual piece and discuss the finer details with you to ensure that we achieve the best possible result within an efficient time frame.

How it Works

1) Come In For A Chat

Bring in your image/work so we can discuss what is to be completed and provide a quote on the estimated time required to complete the retouching.

If you can't make it in, you can send us your materials or basic photos of your materials so we can assess things with you over the phone/email.

2) Leave It To Us

We will get started on your retouching job and will notify you once it has been completed. Turn around times vary per job, but will typically be around 2-3 days.

3) Enjoy!

Your retouching job will be burned to disk so you can safely archive it. We can also print a copy of your retouched file through our Fine Art Printing Service if required.

Retouching Types

Have your film scans finished as print-ready files. This service includes cropping/rotation as required, complete dust and scratch removal at 100% zoom, setting of final black and white points and basic colour balancing such as warming or cooling.

Raw Film Scan - Retouched Print Ready Film Scan
Raw Film Scan - Retouched Print Ready Film Scan
Raw Film Scan at 100% Zoom - Retouched Film Scan with Dust & Scratch Removal
Raw Film Scan at 100% Zoom - Retouched Film Scan with Dust & Scratch Removal

Create print-ready files of your artwork from our direct scanning service. This includes cropping/rotation as required, complete dust and scratch removal at 100% zoom, setting of final black and white points, basic colour balancing such as warming or cooling and remove the background paper/texture/colour from the original artwork if required.

Original Artwork Scan - Retouched Artwork with Removal of Paper Texture
Original Artwork Scan - Retouched Artwork with Removal of Paper Texture

Photo Restoration

Have your old photographs brought back to their original condition (or as close to it as possible!) - with an overall clean of the image. This service includes colour balancing, dust and scratch removal at 100% zoom, and basic cosmetic retouching as required – torn edges, missing emulsion etc.

Original Photo Scan - Retouched Photo Restoration
Original Photo Scan - Retouched Photo Restoration

Advanced Retouching

This service is for any piece that requires a lot of restoration and repair. We are able to work to your specifications to restore or re-construct the final image including head swapping, extracting and montaging, digital grading and any other retouching that may be required.

Original Image - Advanced Retouched Image
Original Image - Advanced Retouched Image

FAQs

  • How much will it cost to get my image/work retouched?

    Every job is different and is charged at $80/hour with a minimum of 30 minutes/$40. We will need to view the work and discuss with you what is required to enable us to provide an estimated time frame and therefore an estimate cost.

    If once we sit down to do the job the work proves more complex than anticipated, we will contact you to re-confirm the details, but we have enough experience that this is rare.

  • Once my work is retouched are you able to print it?

    We can print your finished file through our Fine Art Printing Service. Click here for more details and pricing.

  • Can I use your retouching service if I live interstate/can't get it into your office?

    Yes - Simply give us a call to discuss your requirements over the phone. Send us your image and we will provide you with an estimated timeline/approximate cost as soon as we receive it.