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Aaron Bitters

After spending a decade in the pressure cooker of New York City media, I recently brought my kitchen belt of media skills to Denver. My talent is shepherding digital files into a glossy final product, having helmed production departments on both the editorial and advertising side of the fence for media titans such as Bonnier, Hearst, Tiger Oak and Dennis Publishing—their titles count Popular Science, Saveur, Seattle Magazine, Cosmopolitan and Maxim. Most recently I worked as a retoucher, perfecting the magazine covers of American Photo, Popular Photography, Yachting, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Science Illustrated down to the pixel. Oh, and do you need original pictures? I’m also a freelance photographer, with images running in publications such as the New York Press and Time Out New York.

Adam C. McKee

I have honed my post production skills to expert level. I have been a freelance production artist, doing retouching, graphic design, layout design, compositing, video post production, and commercial photography for the past 10 years. Currently, I am freelancing as a digital imager at Integer in Lakewood, CO. Before that, I was an Stereoscopic Compositing Lead at Legend 3D in San Diego. Legend is one of the leading stereo conversion houses in the world. There I had been performing video stereoscopic conversion and stereo compositing on major motion pictures; Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Man of Steel, etc. I am an alumni of Brooks Institute of Photography with a concentration in Digital Imaging. With countless hours of work, practice, and play over the years I have developed a unique set of skills that have primed me to produce imaginative solutions to achieving the highest quality imagery in stills and video.

Alisha Gant

I am a Graphic Designer with two year of experience in typography, branding, drawing, and pottery. I am highly motivated, newly graduated individual who is well organized and able to adjust to a variety of environments. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Also I am an extremely hard-working, detail-oriented team player with a professional attitude and passion for design.


I understand retouching and the importance of doing it non destructively. I see images through they eye of a photographer and retoucher which gives me an advantage. -You get the results you want, I also offer my opinion - from experience. - I never just jump right in and start cloning. I take a good look at what needs improvement. -Each person who comes to me has a different view of retouching and so I treat each one individually. -I LOVE what I do, I want to build a work relationship with my clients. This is not just work to me, it's my life. PRICES -Many have said it, I'll say it again- It depends on the image/project. I could put "starting at $15 an image" but that's too broad to me. -I try to work with budgets the best I can so don't hesitate to ask! -Packages for 10 or more photos - even better for 25+ TURN AROUND TIME -I meet DEADLINES- no problem -I don't rush, but I get my work done. -Under 25 images - 48 hours -I CAN put a rush if there is a strict deadline - not rushing the work just making it a priority THE WAY IT WORKS -You upload image/images and tell me your vision - we discuss ( if it is steady business and you shoot mostly the same, we only need to do this once) -I give you a quote and turn around time -You send me FULL RESOLUTION/RAW images -I send an invoice - once it's payed -I do the work -You get proofs -I make any adjustments -You get your full resolution images. OR If you are not comfortable with paying me first - we can do 1/2 now 1/2 later until we get better acquainted Visit and 'LIKE' My Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AlyssaJuneRetouch

AMP Retouch & Color

AMP Retouch & Color is a creative imaging studio located in Denver, CO that specializes in digital retouching, compositing and color correction for ad photography. AMP has worked on many high profile accounts such as Red Robin, Asics and Quiznos to name a few. Some of our work has been shown in CA & Archive and has even landed on the cover of Photo District News. This is our story we look forward to hearing yours.

andy c.

professional photographer and ninja-class image retoucher.

Barbara Bingham

With over 18 years of experience in the scanning, color correction and retouching business, virtually any job is within my capabilities. I have a full prepress setup including accurate proofing to SWOP standards and can transfer your files back & forth easily with our FTP. Clients include Vail Resorts, Vail Resorts Development Company, East West Resorts, Rock Resorts, Hill Aveium, VML Advertising, and numerous other graphic designers and photographers.

Brett W. Connor

Retoucher - Digital Artist - Illustrator

Carrie Fedewa

"Carrie is a seasoned photographer, graphic artist, and photo manipulator by trade, as well as one of the most gifted artists you will ever meet. Adding her as one of our primary artistic directors has truly elevated our creative capabilities, and it’s made a huge impact in all our designs." -AI

Chris Guarino

Artist. Skills include: Sculpture, Life casting, digital art, photography, photo retouching/manipulation, color correcting

Chris Powell

Digital artist with over ten years of experience working in both the photography and advertising industry. Specializing in quality production work with extensive experience working as both a digital retoucher and color specialist. Available for freelance assignments or long-term collaborations. Please contact directly to see before and after retouching samples as well as other design work.

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Dave Nadeau

Rhymes with Pixel is Digital Imaging Artistry by David Nadeau. David has extensive experience in high-end people, automotive and product retouching. More than 17 years of experience working freelance, pre-press and in top ad agencies such as Mullen and Crispin Porter + Bogusky give David a huge advantage over his competitors. Top photographers and art directors ask specifically to work with him because they know he takes the time and effort to make every job exceed the vision of the artists involved.

Digital Mavrik

Digital Mavrik incorporates comprehensive design thinking, cutting-edge techniques, and streamlined executions to help your project fly. For more information, call 303.320.1793 or email hello@digitalmavrik.com.

doug elliston

professional digital retoucher (Photoshop). 15 years experience with worldwide recognized brands. I operate my own studio or could assist at yours. references / portfolio on request.

Ian David MacDonald

Born and raised amongst the plains of Iowa, I moved to Colorado with my beautiful wife in search of vast mountains, great design and great beer.

Interaction Designer

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Jarrod Weaton

As CGI specialist based in Boulder County, I use the right tool for the job. 3D modeling in Maya, Cinema 4D and Modo all have their place in my pipeline. Still and sequence animation renders, video clips and photos are an be used in After Effects composited into video, and composited into high resolution files for perfect results for an integrated campaign. Contact me to discuss your next project.

Joel Given

My goal is to provide creative visual support at the highest level in a unique way that will clearly communicate and enhance my client’s message. I have over 18 years retouching experience collaborating with advertising agencies, photographers and corporate clients. I arrived in this market as an employee of XYZ from their San Francisco Studio.Our mission at XYZ is to enhance our clients brands. We are a creative support studio specializing in image creation and post production. We provide a unique combination of creative services ranging from photography; CGI and retouching all found under one roof. I can be reached at the studio @ (303) 530-4452 or on my cell (303) 819-7658 jgiven@WeAreXYZ.com


Mando-Matic is a creative photo retouching studio where art meets the digital realm. From pre-production to imagery selection, we color correct, composite and retouch images to bring out their visual emotion. It's your work, let us help you make it perfect.

Matt Carpenter

Perhaps if I just learned to say “no” I’d be doing something else. What else I have no idea, but something. Because every step of my career has been the result of someone asking me to do something I had no idea how to do. And then learning very quickly how to do it. That’s how I started doing photoshop. It’s how I became a retoucher. “Hey Matt, can you make a hippo do a backflip?” Who could say no to that. And it’s how I’ve become pretty good at motion graphics and editing. I make clouds move in still photos. I turn sand in an hour glass into mountains. I do all kinds of things I really have no idea how to do until someone asks me to do it. And then I do. The results have ended up in Archive magazine, the Obies, the Venice Festival of Media and national ADDYs. All because I’ve never learned to say “no.” And I don’t think I’m going start now.

Michael Gutowski

’m currently relocating in order to help my wife pursue her career with RMCAD in the Denver area as their Outreach Coordinator. I have been employed full time at Saks Fifth Avenue Incorporated for 2+years after studying at the School of Visual Arts to obtain my BFA in Photography. With my 10 years of experience as a freelance retoucher and full time employee for Saks Fifth Avenue I have logged many hours in Photoshop and the Adobe Creative Suite and have proficient software skills and work efficiently. The fast paced environment at one of the leading fashion outlets in the world has taught me how to perform tasks under very quick turn arounds without losing quality. I also have training in Scene 7, a leading photo processing program, which can help with batch processing and color correcting. My attention for detail and eye for color has only been refined by the amount of retouching and digital work I expose myself to. I am very comfortable with studio lighting including tungsten lighting and strobe lighting. Recently I have taken a lot of interest in retouching and color correcting photos due to the extensive and varied freelance clients I service in NYC.


I live in Maine. I plan to relocate in Denver. I enjoy good company and creative minds alike. I am capable of shooting photography, photo retouching and manipulation, digital art, vector art, video production, creating time-based art and visual effects. I am also proficient with Mac and PC platforms. I bring to the table my creativity, enjoyable spirit, and ability to adapt and learn quickly to changing technology. Additionally, I am passionate about working in a creative and collaborative environment.

Pete DeLong

Color correcting, compositing, clipping, cleaning, converting, sharpening, sweetening. All in the name of the perfect image. Sweet. With a background in design and illustration and many years in the advertising industry, I bring a unique combination of creative services to any job- big or small.

Retouch Riley

Established professional photo retoucher with over ten years of experience working in the advertising industry. I've collaborated with world-renowned photographers and admired art directors and creatives on major advertising campaigns. FASHION, BEAUTY, HAIR, LIFESTYLE, PRODUCT, FOOD and BEVERAGE. I have had a major role in the CREATION of hundreds of advertisements for international brands for agencies including Factory Design Labs, Integer Group, Karsh Hagan, AR Media, Grey Worldwide, Saatchi + Saatchi, and Young & Rubicam. I have worked for some of the best retouching houses in New York City. Campaigns I have worked on Miller/Coors, Oakley, Revo, Tiffany&Co., David Yurman, Maybelline, L'Oreal, Pantene, Herbal Essence, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Tom Ford, Perry Ellis, and Tiffany&Co. Serving clients in the Boulder/Denver area as well as locations around the world, providing both on-set and remote support. I respect my clients' privacy please contact RETOUCHRILEY(at)gmail(dot)com for a private link for before and after samples. Call me (720) 722- 1854


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Simon Jones

I am very friendly, with a lot of experience in photography, color correction, photo-editing, graphic design, print production, and being patient. I am one of the top 30 fencers in the US, in any age group, which shows that I am hard working and committed.

Susan Miley

I began doing color correction and retouching at Quebecor Printing more than 20 years ago... long before most people had a personal computer. High pressure deadline experience getting images prepped for high end publication. Work included pubs such as Ocean Drive, Travel & Leisure Golf and Windsor Vineyards catalog. I also have years of experience color matching merchandise images for catalog use including Snoopy and Linda Anderson. Since my experience goes back to the dawn of Photoshop I can correct under the worst of circumstances... usually by sheer instinct and photographic number memory. I also have years of experience in preflight and preparation of a wide variety of customer supplied files for traditional prepress and print, variable data digital printing and signage. If you have a major project and need help tying up loose ends and making sure you meet specs... I can help. Production work? No patience for menial tasks? I can help.

Tom Hamilton

Working in the Denver Ad community for over 15 years, helping to develop local, national and global advertising campaigns. With a strong focus in photo retouching, and equal strengths in design and production. Bringing imagery to life is what I love. I operate out of my office but can work on-site for your convenience.

Trevor Bittinger

Trevor Bittinger is an award-winning Senior Digital Artist with a portfolio of cunning and artful campaigns for brands titans like Absolut, Sprint, Nivea, Reebok, Verizon, Skittles, Snickers, and many more. Spending the majority of his advertising career in NYC, Trevor has worked for top agencies, among them, TBWA/Chiat/Day, mcgarry bowen and thelabnyc before heading west. He can be reached at tcbitt@gmail.com or on his cell: 646-387-8181

Wolf Samuel

Photo-Illustrator & Designer seeking life.

XYZ Graphics

XYZ creates and alters still and motion imagery for advertising using state of the art creative technologies.
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