Yeay! didn't expect my FACEBOOK PAGE would reach 600 likes! THANK YOU!! and for that, I'd give some before and after of my post processing!
So you all know how I play so much with photoshop right? and yes, I usually use my self portraits because if i'd use someone else's or a model's, they might get offended with the edits. Editing is just my game though, I play a lot with it. So yeah, here's some of it, actually my latest experiment.. hmmm
I find this very tiresome hehe since I got to do the workflow on each photo.. Detailing is a very important thing while I am editing just like what I do when I render my perspective plates hehe Anyway, here's a detail before and after!! :)
so first, I usually do the eyes. As what they always say, the eyes are the windows of our soul.. For me, It's kind of the same with photos, the eyes makes an entire image pops and stands out! and then, just like doing make ups, I fill out the eye brows (some make up artists give much more importance to the eyebrows, and mostly, with girls)
probably one of the most important detailing.. the image below is lined with the color green to emphasize which part I usually do the contouring (make up artists always do this!) So basically, all those parts which has shades will also be part of the contouring aside from the basic parts which are the side parts of the nose, lower part of the cheeks and it's side and the crease part of the eyes..
note: contouring parts of the face may vary with the face's shape.
warning: this can make you old and grungy if not used properly!!!
and lastly, HIGHLIGHTING
one very important step too because this can dramatically change and lifts up the model's face.
the most important parts that should be highlighted are the above the eyebrows the outer most part below the eyebrows, eyes, nose bridge, the cheeks and the above part of the lip.
So there.. hehe hope I did share something hehe.. :)
So the point is just to highlight the areas that are closest to the camera and contour the the spaces where it is farthest from the camera. And of course, it will always vary with the different shapes of a persons' face
and for the record? you wouldn't say photoshop is cheating since when you do your make ups already or even doing a portrait drawing/painting it's just the same as doing it digitally.. well, as long as you don't use the "liquify" tool! LOL!
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