Dina Tuktarova

Retoucher

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Hello! My name is Dina, I am a professional high-end retoucher with a sharp eye to details and a strong background in editing imagery for beauty, fashion, and advertising. I'm open to new connections and paid jobs. Let's get in touch!

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Skills

  • Creative Retouching
  • Digital Retouching
  • Post Production
  • Colour Grading
  • Colour Correction
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Photo Editing
  • CGI
  • Film Photography
  • Colour Matching

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Self Employed

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      NOW&HOW, school of modern arts

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        FASHION BOX, photo studio

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          OPTOVAYA POLIGRAFICHESKAYA GRUPPA, advertising agency and printing house

          Work history

          Currently

          Freelance High-end Retoucher

          Self Employed

          Sep 2015
          • Berlin, Germany
          • Freelance
          • Kazan (Russia), Berlin (Germany), Rome (Italy) Among other jobs I retouched campaigns for PETA and PETA UK, for animal rescue organizations such as Fur Friends in Need, Louie’s Legacy Rescue Shelter. As well as cover stories and editorials for GQ, L’Officiel, Billboard, Prestige HK, Adon Magazine, South China Morning Post and other respectable international magazines. I also retouched album covers for numerous artists and recording studios to be exposed on iTunes.

          2018

          Retouching Lecturer Temporary

          NOW&HOW, school of modern arts

          Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Part Time
          • I gave a series of six lectures and workshops to 2 groups of students of a Photography training course, introducing them to converting RAW files, basic retouching skills and color grading techniques.

          2015

          High-end Retoucher

          FASHION BOX, photo studio

          Oct 2012 - Sep 2015
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Full Time
          • I was responsible for color grading, collaging, photo manipulation including skin, hair & makeup editing without losing essential textures. As part of the retouching team I was retouching regular clients image flow for an entire network of photo studios situated in the 11 biggest Russian cities. As well as retouching studio own and its partners ad campaigns for printed materials and web, working closely with photographers, art directors and stylists. Alongside to special photo projects of the studio, where I got to retouch interior and architectural photoshoots, food and product images. I actively participated in biweekly training programs and workshops for retouchers, perfecting my techniques and skills.

          2012

          Dec 2011 - Oct 2012
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Full Time
          • While working as a graphic designer I was responsible for designing layouts and editing images for printed materials; preparing files for sublimation print on textiles; measuring, sketching and designing advertising pasting on cars, outdoor advertising; correction, page make-up and imposition of books and periodicals. I was also responsible for training junior graphic designers in color separation for offset and screen printing, preparing cut-outs, and layouts for cutting plotters.

          2011

          Photographer, Designer and Printing assistant

          REGION16, photo studio

          Nov 2010 - Nov 2011
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Full Time
          • Working as a studio assistant I was responsible for capturing customer portraits, retouching and preparing digital images for printing; composing images into albums and preparing them for further production in printing facilities; scanning films and old photos for artistic restoration and colorization; printing with inkjet and laser printers and post press procedures such as cutting, binding, laminating; maintenance and ink refilling of inkjet and laser printing machines.

          2010

          Feb 2010 - Oct 2010
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Full Time
          • Working as a junior graphic designer I developed my skills in typography, prepress and color grading, converting and preparing images for print and web. I was responsible for creating layouts of printed; color separation and films output for offset, stencil and screen printing; creating and preparing files for making cut-out forms for packaging; designing, sketching and preparing street signs, signboards and other types of outdoor advertising for further production processes; preparing companies portfolio for endorsement of their signboards by the municipal authorities.

          Education

          2019

          Sep 2019 - Dec 2019
          • Moscow, Russia
          • SEP 2019 – DEC 2019 Participant at the MOSCOW INSTITUTE of ELECTRONICS and MATHEMATICS, MIEM HSE, online educational program Moscow, Russia I successfully graduated in the "Fundamentals of Computer Graphics" online training course, including the following topics: Software-independent fundamentals of computer graphics including physical, biological and mathematical backgrounds of light and color perception. Mathematical differences between additive, subtractive, perceptional and universal color models and their practical advantages. Programming and code writing practices for creating graphics and animation. Lossy and lossless compression of images and video files. Color management, profiles adjustment and calibration.

          2019

          Time optimization, process systematization and design of urban spaces.

          DESIGN WEEKEND, design conference

          Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
          • Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia
          • 28 – 29 SEP 2019 Participant in XXXII DESIGN WEEKEND, design conference Ulyanovsk, Russia With main emphasis on time optimization, process systematization and design of urban spaces.

          2017

          Product design, typography and creative concepts; visual communication and CGI retouching.

          DESIGN WEEKEND, design conference

          Sep 2017 - Oct 2017
          • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
          • 30 SEP – 1 OCT 2017 Participant in XXI DESIGN WEEKEND, design conference Nizhny Novgorod, Russia With main emphasis on product design, typography and creative concepts; visual communication and CGI retouching.

          2017

          Professional growth for teams, design thinking, and communication customer needs.

          DESIGN WEEKEND, design conference

          May 2017 - May 2017
          • Kazan, Russia
          • 27 – 28 MAY 2017 Participant in XIX DESIGN WEEKEND, design conference Kazan, Russia With main emphasis on professional growth for teams, design thinking, and communication customer needs.

          2015

          Color in Photography

          Online Training Program

          Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Participant in the "Color in Photography" online training course that included following themes: color harmony and composing, contrast and color perspective, theory of skin tone coloring, bi- three- and multicolor compositions, fundamentals of Capture One and 3DLut, preparation for publishing (print and web), working with serial images.

          2014

          Color Grading and Digital Color Management: Fundamental Color Correction

          Online Training Program

          Oct 2014 - Nov 2014
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Participant in "Color Grading and Digital Color Management: Fundamental Color Correction" online training program; "Management of visual volume and image sharpness" workshop.

          2014

          Still Life and Product Photo Editing

          PROFILESCHOOL.RU

          Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Participant in the "Still Life and Product Photo Editing" workshop.

          2014

          Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Participant in the "Adobe Lightroom" training program, including topics: Multilevel selection, systematization, cataloguing, organizing of images; The general settings, masking and local corrections, batch editing and creating of individual color presets.

          2013

          Advanced retouching in Photoshop

          PROFILESCHOOL.RU

          Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Participant in the PROFILESCHOOL.RU "Advanced Retouching" training program

          2012

          Commercial Retouching

          PROFILESCHOOL.RU

          Dec 2012 - Dec 2012
          • Kazan, Russia
          • Participant in the PROFILESCHOOL.RU "Commercial Retouching" training program

          2009

          Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
          • Kazan, Russia
          • I graduated with honor in the "Computer Arts and Design" course, including following subjects: Software interface and software dependent computer graphics; creating, using and publishing bitmap, vector images as well as animations; communicative design, typography, color harmony and composition; color profiles, color management and color calibration of monitors and printing machines; books and magazines page make-up and imposition, prepress preparation in InDesign and XPress.