Retouching Practice

A while ago a Bulgarian make-up artist friend of mine asked me to retouch a few photos for her as the photo shoot didn’t go very well and the photos weren’t that successful… with which I agreed. Looking now at the picture there are definitely some parts I could improve, first one that comes to my mind is the hair which requires a better coloring and reshaping.

Model: Iva

Before

After

Process

I used colour corrections such as Colour Balance, Saturation, Overlay layer and Curves. For the face a Spot Healing tool was used. The softer parts of the face were achieved with Smart Gaussian Blur. The main emphasize on the makeup was achieved using the Unsharp filter highlighting just the required areas such as mouth lips, eyelashes and the eyes.

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