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You Make It So Much Better: Seeking Photo Retouchers:

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In this contract role (exact duration TBD) you will analyze image content, determine needed enhancements,
perform color correction & cosmetic retouching and build image composites for intended final use.

Additionally you will review proofs (paper or virtual) while comparing merchandise to evaluate color/content accuracy.

Color correct files to match the merchandise and to fit within the print color space.
Alter image content using Photoshop to achieve final creative intent and insure color accuracy

Primary Responsibilities

Image Content Editing
• Retouch images based on art direction and artistic integrity.
• Create composite images using best practices and techniques to match layout or storyboard.
• Execute proper masking techniques and apply color corrections as directed by merchants or art directors.
• Prepare and convert image to appropriate color space.

Quality Control
Evaluate images for proper contrast, neutrality, and flesh tones.
Inspect for image artifacts (banding, patterns, and potential moirés.)
Verify color of products using physical samples and reference files.
Consider print requirements based on Idealliance specifications (TAC, press type and paper)
Participate in spot-checking other’s work as part of ongoing quality program

Creative Partnership
• Take ownership and responsibility for image content at the project level,
working with creative teams and relaying critical information to business partners.
• Participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to foster a positive creative impact on Kohl’s business.
• Communicate with photo art directors and other creative staff to meet project expectations. Present final work to creative team.
• Determine conformity of content to both individual brand and Kohl’s style guide

Required Qualifications:
3 – 5 years professional experience using Photoshop and general knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
Understanding of file types used in Print and in Digital Applications
3 Years experience working in and maintaining a color managed environment
Practical experience applying principles of color theory Proficient with current Mac OS

Preferred Qualifications:
• 3 – 5 years experience of applying print standards to image content
Experience working in SWOP and GRACOL environment
Knowledge of Still and Video Photography is a preferred Knowledge of Video Editing and related tools

Special Requirements:
Must have good color vision (Candidate needs to disclose any deficiency in color vision)
Candidate must take a color vision test
Ability to lift 10 – 25lbs

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