With things moving so fast in the fashion sector, often only samples of products are available for photo shoots for publications. The samples aren't necessarily what the final product will look like when the product goes on sale. This is where freelance retouching comes in.
Hugo Boss asked for this shoe to be changed colour from black to tan for an ad campaign. The retouch work involves colour changes but when the colour change is from something dark to light or vice versa, this can prove difficult. This particular original black shoe was really dark and lacked detail which made the retouch harder which is a good example to show.