Extreme photo retouching and image compositing examples by Paul Austin of www.photocreative.info
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In this example, the goal is to make the lady in question a little younger and perhaps a little slimmer. The first task has been to remove the effects of gravity, intensity is down a little. The next step is to add a richer tone to both the hair and the skin color. After that, it was time to smooth the complexion and remove some wrinkles adding such a soft focus to give her a natural youthful glow. The final transformation is fairly dramatic, the aim being to remove some years rather than add some make up.
This example uses the original photo as a template for the pop art style creation. The next stage is to add some background color and texture to give it a comic book look. The final step, add some light rays and gradients to help lift the texture and add more details.
The final account was the image on canvas and just the kind of modern apartment that you would expect. Once again, the light in the original scene has been duplicated to make the whole thing look more believable. The aim here was to make something striking from a very ordinary image. The first job was to add some detail, in this case, tattoos. The next step was to remove the color and invert half of the image to add even more impact. It is important to pay close attention to details, especially if you are planning to print it in a large format.
The final composition puts the image in a gallery style environment. Again, close attention to the existing natural lights and reflections help so with completed composites.
This example attempts again to make something out of nothing. The actual image is finished in a film grain dual tone style. It is important not to be too precious about your original artwork. It is often much better to have a believable scene rather than Paint Shop artwork. It just does not seem to quite fit in. the original artwork in this image uses a fairly simple monochrome film grain effects to highlight the detail in the original photo. The challenge in this example is to blend the artwork into the dining room scene and just to prove that is all indeed a fake is the original image before compositing.
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