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Michael M.

Crestline, CA

$45/hr

Photoshop Retouching Expert

Photoshop Retouching Expert

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10 years experience in the motion picture and television entertainment industry. Emphasis on retouching and compositing. From simple to complex photo manipulation. Will teach you how to retouch photos, people and products professionally, leaving no trace of your work visible. Can teach you in simple terms and shortcuts how to become proficient in Photoshop, photography, digital files and archiving, Apple computer training and problem solving. Can help you set-up wireless networks. Can consult you on all Apple purchases as well as peripherals, installation and training.

Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer,
Networking (Computer),
Photography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography

Approved subjects are in bold.

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General Computer

Worked 10 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment (5 years in Theatrical Marketing Creative/5 years in Television Marketing Creative) as a Retoucher/Apple IT Specialist that managed 20 Apple workstations and an Apple XServe Network Server Manager. I was responsible for the day to day computer and networking issues of these departments. I had a 100% uptime record while managing server and workstations and catering to the unique needs of 5 Art Directors, 3 Production Designers, 2 Traffic/Production Managers as well as the department VP.

Networking (Computer)

Worked 10 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment (5 years in Theatrical Marketing Creative/5 years in Television Marketing Creative) as a Retoucher/Apple IT Specialist that managed 20 Apple workstations and an Apple XServe Network Server Manager. I was responsible for the day to day computer and networking issues of these departments. Had a 100% uptime record while managing server and workstations and catering to the unique needs of 5 Art Directors, 3 Production Designers, 2 Traffic/Production Managers as well as the department VP.

Photography

I have 30 years of photography experience. I started photography education in middle school, followed by experience as high school newspaper and yearbook photographer, as well as, managing duties as yearbook editor my junior year which is when I graduated. I also have two years of city college training in photography and have worked as a newspaper photographer. Shooting for over 30 years including landscapes, portraits, headshots, corporate and product photography. Learning to process my photography in the darkroom which later led to training and daily working in Photoshop for one of the largest and most successful movie and television studios in Hollywood, Sony Pictures Entertainment. Provided numerous photography sessions for any needed content for marketing artwork that has appeared in Hollywood trade publications, worldwide magazine publications, outdoor advertising and any marketing print and online tools.

Platt College Ontario
Graphic Design

Education

Platt College Ontario (Graphic Design)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Crestline, CA 92325.


About Michael

10 years experience in the motion picture and television entertainment industry. Emphasis on retouching and compositing. From simple to complex photo manipulation. Will teach you how to retouch photos, people and products professionally, leaving no trace of your work visible. Can teach you in simple terms and shortcuts how to become proficient in Photoshop, photography, digital files and archiving, Apple computer training and problem solving. Can help you set-up wireless networks. Can consult you on all Apple purchases as well as peripherals, installation and training.

Education

Platt College Ontario
Graphic Design

Education

Platt College Ontario (Graphic Design)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Crestline, CA 92325

Michael’s Subjects

Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer,
Networking (Computer),
Photography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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