Photoshop has become an essential tool in my graphic design career. Often I’ll receive image files for clients which need to be cleaned up or contoured (deep-etched for the old skool designers). But sometimes an image needs extremely detailed retouching work to make something that’s impossible look possible, or even create a photo-realistic image from scratch.

These are some examples of such work.

Fake wine labels

Retouch: Wine bottle labels

Often in graphic design, you need to create realistic mockups of packaging to give the client an understanding of how it might look once produced.…

Mockup of booklets

Retouch: Miscellaneous product mockups

Often in graphic design, you need to create a realistic mockup of some packaging or another object to give the client an understanding of how…

Final image used in the album cover

Retouch: Subnormal CD artwork

The artwork for the Subnormal album Theory For Evolution required some heavy Photoshop work to create a fire that would do exactly what I had…

Final direct mail image

Retouch: Kawasaki Ninja Fest image

A direct mail campaign for Kawasaki needed a concept. I was given an image of the Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, the Kawasaki and Ninja Fest logos,…

Final cork board with all elements

Retouch: Realistic cork board image

A recent video project for client needed to have a large-scale (6000 x 4000px) image of a cork board, with various movable and editable…

My artificial sun images in use

Retouch: Artificial Sun

When ANZ rebranded, one of the stipulations in the style guide for the Institutional sector of ANZ was that all photographic images needed to have…