Simple Self Portrait
It's been quite a while since I last flexed my fingers with Photoshop, almost forgot how fun it is! Left is the before, just the pretty basic RAW settings, and on the right is my Photoshop play.
I took some simple portraits the other day and decided to do a bit of Photoshop practise with one. I went for a hint of dreamy painterly kind of effect, without going totally overboard it.
I'm forever a fan of the classics so I draw inspiration from the classical painting style and bring it to my 21st century photos when appropriate. Portraits are the best ones to use classical style for, because the great masters way back in the 19th century already knew best.
When I shot this portrait I didn't go super dramatic with it because I didn't know what I would use the photos for. If I were to shoot this again, I would go more dramatic and work with the hair and styling to take me back into a different time.
I love adding a green tint to photos in general, but especially for portraits. Taking down reds and oranges and puttinf green and cyan to a portrait is a look I really like. In a side by side comparison the skin can look a bit sickly but I think it looks really high end on its own. What do you think?
The beauty of your eyes is reflected on your face
Someone once tried to Photoshop a photo of me...Little did they know that I'm the only person on the planet who Photoshop can't help. In fact, I looked worse. I'm ok with it.
You’ve encountentered someone who is not good at retoutching or doesn’t have good style. But it’s better to not need it, saves you time!
Lol, yeah maybe...Or I'm beyond all help.
Probably the latter.
i have moved from adobe `and their extortionate monthly fees to Luminair AI, it does lack the ability for playing about with layers, but I think for editing and retouching it is as good as if not better than photoshop tbh.
I have heard Luminar mentioned here and there but haven’t looked into it. I use three different Adobe programs so I don’t think Luminar could replace that for me. It’s certainly interesting to see if in the future there is an actual contenter for Adobe.
I am just as an amateur thinking of the cost, a one off purchase for around 50 euros, against a monthly out lay of 30 euros. No as a pro, you would need something far more intricate
I prefer the more natural photo on the left.
The photo on the right brings a lifting effect that bothers me and makes you look like a wax doll: You are too perfect there. Your work is too successful!
This comment is both a criticism and a compliment! This must be it, finally I do not know which photo I prefer! Good work !