Retoucher, Interactive Product Photography

Merchandising Tempe, Arizona


Description

Retoucher, Interactive Product Photography

Shutterfly is looking for a Photoshop-based Retoucher to help bring Interactive Photography to life.

We are seeking a Retoucher who can effectively translate creative direction into a tangible asset. We want people who can gracefully accept feedback, and who love creating but are not in love with their own creations. An ability to communicate effectively and kindly will be an important component of this role.

 

Interactive Photography is highly visible to our customers and within the organization, and there is a clearly defined structure for creative direction and approval process. We have a well-formed style guide and production guide of which compliance to is required. We are looking for a Retoucher who shares our enthusiasm for delighting our customers and internal stakeholders, is able to roll with changing direction and priorities, work on multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines. This role is expected to make significant contributions in bringing to life the vision and voice of our user experience team, while hewing to templatized and scalable methods unique to the specialized uses Interactive Photography is developed for.

 

Responsibilities

  • Interpret markups written in PSD, referencing a style guide and production guide, to incorporate retouching to raw product photography
  • Intermediate to advanced retouching in Photoshop with an emphasis on non-destructive workflow and maintaining a fully layered, editable file
    • Clipping path adjustment and use
    • Dust & blemish cleanup
    • Advanced cloning
    • Plate and hero composition
    • Smart objects
    • Transformations which maintain true to specs of product
    • Color correction
    • Tonal adjustments
    • Shadow recreation / fabrication
  • Build production files through complex layer groupings in Photoshop and output optimized files for tooling ingestion
  • Follow standards for file management and sync between locations

           

Qualifications

  • Intermediate to expert knowledge of Photoshop
  • Ability to effectively communicate visual concepts with written and verbal words and visual aids over email and web conferencing
  • Proficiency in English
  • Collaborative and resourceful
  • *Only candidates with a portfolio of retouching before/after will be reviewed, and we will use a skills test for retouching in our evaluation process