Abbie Muntz
Digital Retouching, Australia
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Brief Summary

After completing a degree in Visual Communication (Photography & Digital Imaging) from the University of Western Sydney, Abbie went on to become a commercial photographer’s assistant in well-respected Sydney studio 44a Thomas St. Here she realised her talents and passion lay in post production. She left the world of assisting behind and turned to the ‘dark art’ of Photoshop.

Abbie worked as a freelance retoucher for many Sydney photographers, which led to a role at premier retouching house Electric Art. It was here she discovered her passion lay in fashion and beauty retouching.
Abbie's first full time, inhouse retouching position was as the Senior Retoucher for Harper's Bazaar Magazine (Australia). She stayed in this role for three years before venturing out on my own as FauxPink.

Specialising in fashion and beauty retouching, Abbie has been incredibly fortunate to have worked with some of the best photographers from Australia and around the world. She has a strong knowledge of the industry, and the CMYK print process.

Daniel Kennedy
Nick Scott
Barnaby Wilshier
Tony McGee
Lee Jenkins
Jon Enoch
Steven Chee
Nick Leary
Richard Freeman
Henryk Lobaczewski
Sonny Vandevelde
Troyt Coburn
Stephen Ward
Jonathan Bookallil
Jason Capobianco
Alan Gelati
Jez Smith
Published in
SHE Magazine
Grazia Magazine
OK! Magazine
Fiasco Magazine
Vogue (Australia)
Harper’s Bazaar (Australia)
Vanity Fair (USA)
Cosmopolitan Magazine (Australia)
CLEO Magazine (Australia)
Interview Magazine (USA)
Karen Magazine
Cream Magazine
The Times
Celebrity work
Cate Blanchett
Eric Bana for TAG Heuer
Florence Welch
Elizabeth Hurley
Sienna Miller
Simon Pegg
Abbie Cornish
Gerard Butler (Vanity Fair mag)
Guy Ritchie
Thandie Newton
Mary-Kate Olsen
Chloe Sevingy
Kelly Brooke
Tamara Ecclestone
Advertising Clients
TAG watches
Elizabeth Arden
LOreal Paris
Maybelline New York
Lee Denim
Professional Experience
I am a high-end image retoucher, with over 12 years of Photoshop experience. I specialising in fashion and beauty retouching for both editorial and advertising photography.
I currently run my own boutique retouching business, FauxPink. I work with some of the industrys best photographers, advertising agencies and magazines to achieve optimum results of the highest quality; on time and to brief.
I have run sold-out seminars on image retouching techniques and prior to moving to London in 2010, I was approaced by the University Of New South Wales; College Of Fine Art, to teach image retouching to tertiary students.
I have featured in articles about retouching on and more recently in The Times of London where I was described by journalists as a ‘veteran of the industry’.
After completing my Degree in Visual Communication in 2000 - and with less than 5 years industry experience - I was employed in the highly coveted role as In-House Senior Retoucher for Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Australia. This role involved the retouching of every image for the magazine, from the celebrity front cover, to the deep-etching of beauty products. I was responsible for the image workflow, ensuring images complied with strict quality standards and print deadlines.
Upon leaving Harper’s Bazaar, I remained at ACP Magazines in theretouching ‘response team’, working across various titles at the company from weekly magazines to Mens, food, lifestyle and home/interior publications. Whilst I now specialise in fashion and beauty retouching, I am expereinced in retouching a variety of subject matter.
I am highly motivated and absolutely adore what I do for a living. I love the challenge of new creative endeavors. I look forward to what my career as a retoucher has in store for me for the future and welcome all new opportunities.
Highly skilled in Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Lightroom.
Strong knowledge of CMYK conversion and both print and web ready specifications.
Highly organised with strong communication skills and proven ability to manage others.
High level image compositing and deep-etching, and colour matching of product.
2007 – present: Director / Senior Retoucher at FauxPink   (
As company Director, I work on all aspects of retouching jobs from quoting to finished files.
Working directly with Art Directors, photographers and clients to achieve optimum result within deadline and on budget, I have the ability to multi-task and am often working on multiple projects at any one time, as well as managing different freelancers associated with those projects. I enjoy creating unique image effects and colour treatments. I often work without specific instructions from the client.
2005 – 2007: ACP Magazines - Senior Retoucher for Harper’s BAZAAR (Australia)
The youngest ever Senior Retoucher employed at Harper’s Bazaar, my duties involved making sure every image in the magazine was print ready and retouched to the hightest possible standard and to strict deadlines. I Liased with the Art and production departments, as well as communicating with some the worlds best fashion photographers.
2004 – 2005: Freelance Retoucher at Electric Art  (
Electric Art is Australia’s premier retouching studio. I worked with a team of retouchers on a variety of jobs for high-end advertising clients. This included high levels of image compositing for advertising clients such as Panasonic and Gravox.
2000 – 2004: Freelance Digital operator & Photographic assistant
Photographic assistant & digital operator for studio & location based commercial photography. Duties included: Assisting the photographer, managing other assistants, shoot production and organisation, and later, digital operating and retouching.
1998 – 2000 Ba Visual Communication - University Western Sydney
Units include Black & White and colour photography, film processing & darkroom printing. Advanced Photoshop, studio photography, graphic design, web design & IP law.

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