Mark started retouching in 1995 and has since worked on countless images for fashion, editorial, publishing, travel and more including award winning and high profile work. Early in his prepress career, he apprenticed under some of the best retouchers in Toronto before finding his own stride, gaining valuable experience and elevating his technique as the years went on. His seasoned skills in Photoshop are strengthened by his passion for imagery, photography and the creative process. Every project is a welcome challenge as Mark loves to make each one as incredible as possible.
Working with you and your team, Mark helps to create a powerful impression and a trusting and enjoyable working relationship where the lines of communication are always open.
Upon request, Mark will go on location to your photo shoot to assist your Art Director and Photographer to ensure that the most ideal images are captured for efficient compositing, avoiding any re-shoots and unnecessary post retouching expenses.
Mark has experience and insight beyond that of most photo retouchers. For over 24 years he worked in both the technical and creative sides of the prepress business, producing a multitude of high quality printed work while under very demanding deadlines since 1988. His photography and artistic interests as a youth led him into the newspaper business where he apprenticed as a film stripper, darkroom technician and layout artist. Eventually Mark progressed to the Mac, working for Toronto's busiest high-end service bureau's and print brokers as a multi-faceted Prepress Technician, Scanner Operator, Designer and Production Artist.
His abilities in retouching and colour correction were soon noticed and he realized his passion. As a result, Mark has an invaluable understanding of Adobe CS, colour, composition, print and paper - and more importantly their strengths and limitations. So, you can be sure you get the best possible result no matter how it’s presented.
AGO • Arzu Scarf (Atak Trading) • Athletes World • Ash City • BATA • The Bay
Brandon Barré Photograph • Butterfield & Robinson • Cardinal Meats • The CBC
CIBC • Cossette (Identica) • Easy Home • George Brown College (School of Design)
Giant Shoe Creative • Glen Reichwein Photography • Home Outfitters • Humber
(Dept. of Fashion) • InVentiv Health • Jane's Foods • Kellogg's • Kenna • Klick Inc.
(Katalyst Advantage) • McCains • McDonalds • Mercedes Benze • Mystic Media
Page Wave Graphics • Richard Sibbald Photography • Robert Rose Inc.
Rogers • Roots Canada • Roula Partheniou • Sabu Photography • Samsung
SCHAWK • Scotia Bank • Sears • Shoeless Joe’s • Sick Kids Hospital • Siga International • Third Thing Productions • TRUMP Residence • University of Toronto
Walmart • 50 Plus/CARP Magazine • Wayne Gretzy.com • Yale University
Zoomer Magazine + more
• Andora Graphics, Toronto, ON 1998-2013
• Prime Imaging, Toronto, ON 1996-1998
• The Lino Bureau (Robo Shop Design), Toronto, ON 1994-1996
• R.J. Prepress, Concord, ON 1993-1994
• The Halifax Daily News, Dartmouth, NS 1989-1992
• Fundy Group Publishing, Yarmouth, NS 1988-1989
After a career spanning over twenty four years in Prepress, Retoucher and Prepress Professional Mark Veldhoven launched his retouching and graphics business PIXEL INK RETOUCHING in August of 2012. Based out of his home studio in Toronto, Mark now enjoys doing what he does best... high-end photo retouching and colour correction along with graphic and prepress services.
Insight and Prepress