I have a friend who can shred on Photoshop like Hendrix shreds on a 5-string. The problem -- he doesn't have a clue who hires for this type of wizardry and where to begin on his journey to this magical kingdom.
Any ideas/suggestions? He is extremely adept in photoshop, and has a mind-blowingly creative mind. He's levelheaded enough though to realize that that alone isn't enough to have Beyonce knocking at his door asking for some creative photo touchups.
Any and all banter/ideas/suggestions are most welcome. He doesn't really know who hires for these types of jobs, beyond the fashion magazines who want (seemingly) purely touchup work. He enjoys touchup work, but also likes to do artistic-type photos such as found here
. He suspects that this artistic type of work is less in demand and harder to find. Nevertheless, he loves and thrives in both veins.
Beyond who actively hires for these types of jobs (beyond the occasional Craigslister), what are the first foundational steps to plugging into this career? Resume-spam? Internships? Mass portfolio advertisement?
May the force be with you all