Photo retouch had once been a labor-intensive task using frisket film, airbrush, minute paintbrushes, and hours of time to remove or enhance images captured on film. With the advent of computers image manipulation has become practical and believable. Subjects can be placed in new environments, facial features and expressions changed to fit the need -- all made to look realistic. Now, with programs like Photoshop and Painter, a photograph can actually be turned into a drawing or painting, mimicking traditional media yet retaining the likeness of the original photo. Brand X offers these retouch services to enhance or embellish a stale stock photo, or perhaps make a client-supplied photo a bit more palatable.