Photo Retouching

We do all our photo retouching in-house that way there is always someone on hand to sort out any image problem small or large.

We are here to help

We want you to get the print you want and in many cases we will correct small defects and simple exposure or color issues at no charge for our print customers. Our rule of thumb is anything less than 5 minutes we will do as a courtesy to help you get the print you want. More substantial changes we will charge for and we have two rates (see sidebar). We bill in 15 minute increments and always offer a quote before we start. The client will receive a printed proof of the final for approval and the file on completion of the work.

We have several in-house photo retouchers

We have many in house photo retouchers and most people here are trained in photography or a photoshop artist. From minor corrections of colour or tone through to compositing, image manipulation and montage we are photoshop artists with technical skills and serious creative chops. Everyone at Skink Ink is an artist and we have the judgement born of years of making an assessing art work to be able to guide you through the process of editing yours.

We calibrate all of our equipment

Calibrating a screen with iOne from X-rite

We are fully calibrated in house from screens to papers to printers using only the best equipment and tools for the job. With calibrated screens that can display 99% of the Adobe RGB 1998 color profile. This means we can see on screen the vast majority of the colours we will get in the print. We can see on screen how the image will print which is called soft proofing  and we can deal with problems long before we need to make a print know as hard proof.

We have state of the art LED D50/D65 viewing lamps. We also calibrate our screens and printers regularly enabling consistency and accuracy across our systems and speeding up the process, giving better quality overall.

Basic: $100 per hr.

This covers minor alterations such as removing dust and scratches or backgrounds etc. Color correction, issues with exposure tone or contrast and minor image repair.

Expert: $200 per hr.

This covers extensive expert-level changes such as compositing and montaging, creative work and major image repair.

Nathan Benn with artwork
We have worked with many illustrious clients such as Nathan Benn
Viewing lamp
We can separate, adjust and proof for publication in CMYK