The Digital World

I always notice other photographers posting before and after images and every time I see them I am amazed. So, I thought I would try one myself. I was looking at Lauren's new pics and the retouch work she did on her pics and thought I would try. I really don't know much about retouching except with coloring and I'm not 100% at that either.
Here is my attempt to retouching a photo of a lovely senior.

before after
This sweet girl is already perfect just the way she is, but I wanted to experiment on someone so I hope you don't mind Ashley.
Some of the things I worked on was her underarm skin. Don't worry-we ALL have it. And then I highlighted her lips and added some eye shadow. Then, I used several different actions to make the colors pop. I also tried to smooth out her skin color on her arm and back.
I really would like to take some classes on photoshop and learn some retouching skills. If anyone has any tips as far as this pictures goes, please let me know.



Blogger SecretlyEloped said...

I love the edits! I think you really brightened the image up and it looks great! I love to see before and afters. I actually posted my first attempt on my blog yesterday. It gives me a little more confidence knowing that even the best photog have to edit/enhance their photos.

7:54 AM  
Anonymous maile said...

oh my gosh, that's awesome! how did you DO that?! How did you get the sky so blue and add in all the other colors? Really beautiful.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I love the after picture! I am taking photoshop at the college and am learning all of that! Its so much fun! But if you could call me when you get a chance I wanna talk to you about helping you this week.

10:10 AM  
Blogger cristy cross said...

Maile-I played around with a bunch of actions, and levels, curves and other photoshop tools.
You should def get the actions I told you about if you don't have them already. They are fun to play around with.
Steph-awesome, you'll have to teach me some new stuff or basics that I don't know about. Give me a call tomorrow after school (9.4.07)

4:16 PM  

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