Photoshopping mom

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  1. the_peel

    the_peel TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone,

    I took a picture of my mom tonight... and just started to realize that my mom's gotten a few more 'happiness lines' over the years. So I took some time to work with photoshop CS to see what we can do to fix that.

    The original photo:

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    My modified photo:

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    Likes? Dislikes? Does it make her look younger? She just turned 60 this year (but don't tell her that!).
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I do see the difference and I still don't see much of a difference.
    But that's a personal thing.
    I am not into too much modifying a person's face when life and experience have changed it.
    She looks young for her 60 years, anyway!!
     
  3. the_peel

    the_peel TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, the changes I made are very subtle. Here's a short list of things I did:

    -removed wrinkles around the right side of her face
    -lightened some darker patches on the right side of her face
    -removed a red patch from the nose
    -darkened the scalp
    -reddened the lipstick
    -whitened the teeth
    -lightened the dark area just above her eyes

    Yeah, I understand that these modifications aren't for everyone. I'm just playing around and practising my skills with photoshop. Beauty of it is, I can always just give the original to mom.... not sure which one she'd prefer though!
     
  4. nomav6

    nomav6 TPF Noob!

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    yea, Im not big on changing things like that, but with that said you did a really clean job of it so you still get a thumbs up from me
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The changes are subtle and effective...nice work.

    Have you tried using a little Gaussian blur? I'm not a PS expert so I can't give you a technique but using a layer mask to blur just the skin can also help for projects like this.
     
  6. the_peel

    the_peel TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Mike. Not really sure yet how to use Gaussian blur effectively or what kind of effect it will give me, aside from the obvious. Currently, I am mainly using the stamp tool to clone nearby areas to cover the wrinkles and other imperfections. Then, for off-color areas (such as the darker tone on the side of the face), I mask the area, feather it, and then play around with the hue, brightness, and saturation until it matches its surrounding area better. I'm gonna give the gaussian blur a try though, just to see what it will actually look like.
     

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