Photo Retouching


It’s been a little hectic lately with all the house showings going on. I spent more time at the library this past month than I probably have in my entire life. But in the end, it was all good, because our house has sold. Hooray!

While at the library, I borrowed the book Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers using Photoshop. As anyone who knows me really well can tell you, I love myself a good Photoshop tutorial! And this book was full of them! The best part for me was that you could download all the images and follow along. In addition, you could download eyelash brushes and alternate images to practice on.

I have found a lot of times with tutorials that when I use their images, the results are amazing. But when I use my own images, they’re not quite as great. So I grabbed the photo of my mom above and started retouching. I think most of the retouches that I did turned out nice. But then I went to makeup and eyelashes. To me, these seem a little over the top. I’m not sure if it’s just because I have never in my life seen my mom with such full eyelashes, or if they really are just over the top. Next time, I’ll have to try using a photo of somebody I don’t know quite as well and see if it’s easier to tell when it gets too fake.

Mom_original Mom_altered

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