I am a Fashion and beauty Retoucher working from Cape Town and consider myself to be a part of the lucky group of people who are in love with their work and get to wake up with a smile each morning, because they get to do the job that makes them happy. It sounds pretty cheesy (I know...), but this is genuinely how I feel about my retouching :)
I studied to become a fashion designer and worked in the industry for 12 years; where I picked up some pretty useful Photoshop skills (that I still use today). Towards the end of my fashion career, I joined a part time photography course and soon discovered my love for image manipulation.
It was in late 2010 when my retouching career started, that I discovered my passion for beauty imagery and working on skin. From here my retouching techniques were slowly developed and perfected through a mix of working as an assistant for two years under a freelance retoucher, freelancing inn-house for a Publishing House (HSM), to buying / viewing and reading any tutorials I could find that would help me get to the skill level you see in my work today. What makes me happiest is achieving perfect skin, with a perfect texture and a satisfied client that returns to work with me again.
✉ studio [at] heidilouw. co. za
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