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Jun 27, 2009

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Once more with feeling

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Images I'd like to retouch TF.

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About Me

I bring your image to life!

The art of retouching involves manipulating attributes of individual pixels in a manner that is both professionally acceptable and visually pleasing, while also maintaining a believability that the subconscious mind will accept. I strive to improve the image, without ruining the story.

My name is David and I'm a photo retouch artist. I started out studying photography at The Art Institute of Houston in the early 80's. I moved to Tulsa and began a career as a commercial photographer, but after I built my second darkroom I found that I liked the darkroom as much, if not more than being behind the camera. Although I have remained an avid photographer, the computer age came along and my formal training was electronics, so it was a natural progression to get into computer IT and become a geek.

I have great color perception and a wonderful attention to detail. I really want to be a great success with my retouching. I think it's always been in my blood to make things look as good as possible, some would call that a perfectionist trait. Maybe so!

Feel free to contact me or send images you would like a quote on to David at PixelPurfect dot com and I'll get back to you. You must be the model and/or the copyright holder or have permission to request the retouch of the unedited image. I don't edit images that have already been retouched.

Please include your Mayhem name or number when you contact me via email. That's how I organize my work.


Simple color correction, sharpening, cropping, perspective and contrast enhancements $3-$5 depending on image quality and quantity.

Above plus - Remove Distractions / Skin Enhancement / Image Enhancements
Shaping and Contouring / Background Repair - $20 each

Discounts available for quantity and ongoing work.

High End Super Smooth and Natural Retouch ready for print and full body Playboy style shots $30 per image, qty. discounts available.

Clipping Masks and all other work will be custom quoted. David at

Payment is accepted through PayPal,
50% deposit required.

All the best,


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Credit Notes

Chris Tarantino - "You are getting some nice stuff David. Watch the details though...very nice."

Art Institute of Houston - Photography
NAPP - National Association of Photoshop Professionals
ASMP Associate Member
Winner - Dave Cross Photo Retouch Challenge #6
Official retouch artist of 2009 Planet Pretty Girl, Sarah Jenkins
Winner - Model Mayhem 2009 Christmas Banner Contest.