Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dark

Before (Left) and After (Right)
This picture was an easy picture to make it look dramatic. Looking at this picture I thought that it already looked dark, so it would be cool to make it look even more creepy. I slightly softened the skin with the Airbrush tool by selecting a color and airbrushing over the areas with a light opacity. Again using the Airbrush tool I selected a light blue color from my color color palette, and painted around the iris, erasing where the hair covers the eye with a small brush size, and airbrushed a dark color around the bottom of the eye for an eyeliner effect. Then I used a Nik effect called Bleach Bypass with little, but enough saturation so the skin, lips, and eyes still have a little, but not too much, color.

P.S. If you want to see a large version of any of the pictures just click on them ;)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Perfect Look

Before (Right) and After (left)

In this picture I decided to do a sort of "perfect" look. To smooth the skin I used the Airbrush tool, selecting certain skin colors, then airbrushing with a light opacity around the face. Then I did the eyes. I whitened up the whites of the eyes with the Airbrush tool, a white color, and a light opacity. Selecting a dark color from around the lashes I outlined the eyes lightly, then added a slight sparkle to the eye with a light color. I smoothed the lips with the same tequnique as I did the face. Using a Nik effect, I brushed a goldish color onto the lips, then did the same around the eyelid. Once I finished the face I played around with some backgrounds... ...The background on the right was a picture of my umbrella, and the background on the left is a picture of a window. I sized the background pictures and dragged them onto the origonal picture, erasing the background where the girl is.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flight

Before (right) and After (left)

This picture was taken on a trampoline (as you can tell in the picture on the right) and was sort of a mess up because the photographer didn't take the head of the person, only the feet. Looking through, the picture already looked like the person was flying, and with a little Photoshop it would be really cool. So I went in and with the clone stamp tool I took out the trampoline pole in the background and airbrushed some of the same color blue over the awkward spots to make them look even. Then I added some Nik effects to get that dark, foggy look. I added a darker border around the picture with the airbrush tool. I then added the wings by cutting them out of another picture with the magnetic lasso tool, and dragged them into the present picture and erased around the arms and body, leaving me with the finished product.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pool Girl

Before (right) and After (left)

This is a picture that I found on the Internet. I softened her skin using blur tool, and I used the liquify tool to fix her squinted eye. I airbrushed some black around the eyes to bring them out. Then I added the mouth by cutting it out of a separate picture with the magnetic laso tool, and dragging it to the other picture. Then I added some nik effects to make it look more "pooly" since she was at the pool in the original picture.