Frequently Asked Questions – Ad Retouch Studio
Who are you?
Hi and welcome to my site. I am Adrian Alexander Slezak, owner and founder of Ad Retouch Studio. You can read more about my story on this page.
What is Ad Retouch Studio?
Ad Retouch Studio is high end photo retouching studio specialising in retouching beauty, fashion, editorial and more. We specialise in skin and hair work and offer only the highest quality service possible.
We are a low volume – high quality retouching studio. We want to work with clients, who see and understand the value that we can bring, but also who can bring value to us. We offer reliability, communication, total commitment and expertise. We don’t offer low quality, low prices or free work. We want to invite to work with us, people who share similar values. People who value their time and also our time. People who are interested only in high quality. If you share our values, please contact us now. We want to work with you.
Where can I see your portfolio?
You can see my work either here on our website, on Instagram under @adretouchstudio, on Facebook page @AdRetouchStudio. You can click on the Facebook and Instagram icons in top right corner of this page to be taken to our respective pages. Here is beauty and macro portfolio. Here is fashion and editorial portfolio. Here is fine art and others portfolio. Here is product and concept portfolio.
What is your retouching style?
I am a fan of natural and realistic looking images. In my retouching I only use non-destructive techniques. I don’t ever blur skin and always make sure the skin texture is present after retouching. I do everything manually, I don’t use any plugins or shortcuts, everything is manual work. For me, retouching is an artistic endeavour, therefore I want to be able to control and have say in all of the retouching process. That is the reason why I do everything manually – from the initial clean-up, through skin retouching to colour correction and colour grading.
I am also a massive fan of high quality. If you are interested in high quality, then you came to the right place. I give my 100% to every single project and I cannot release anything from my studio that I am not personally happy with.
Where are you based?
Studio is based in Scotland, UK, right between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
What goes into each retouch?
Each image is split into various stages. Most typical are:
- clean up,
- hair work,
- skin work,
- exposure correction,
- creative exposure modifications,
- colour correction,
- colour grading,
- additional required modifications.
How much are you charging? / What are your rates?
Each project is different and each requires a different amount of work. We quote on per project basis. We are a low volume studio. We are all about quality, not quantity. We offer only high end service. Get in touch today to discus your needs.
Do you offer discounts?
We offer 100% commitment to each and every project and only offer highest quality possible, therefore we don’t offer discounts, because we would have to compromise on time spent with each image, which in effect means lower quality.
How can I communicate with you easily?
We can talk via Facebook messenger, Instagram direct messages, Whatsapp or Skype.
How can I send you the files?
The most popular options are WeTransfer, Dropbox or Google Drive. You can use any of the options above.
How long does the retouching take / When will my files be ready?
Again, it depends on the project. Each photo is different and each project is different. It also depends on how many photos are in the project, how much work is needed on each photo, how busy we are in that period. Get in touch today and we will talk about it in more detail.
How can I pay?
Paypal. I will send you a Paypal invoice, which can be paid without having a Paypal account. You can pay using most of major debit or credit cards.
How will you deliver the images back?
When the photos are finished, we will send you a link to your private folder on my Google Drive containing all the photos, ready for you to view them. If there are no corrections we will send you the finished files via WeTransfer service or FTP link for you to download images directly from our server. The choice is yours.
Let’s create some beautiful images together 🙂