Creating a Real Life Belle Beauty
For this shoot, I used several different cameras since I had the subject doing several twirls and running around.
Since my original image was asymmetrical, I used the crop tool to straighten the image. I have such a bad habit of shooting a bit crooked. Usually, I have to straighten my images a little more often than I would like to!
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It was a very cold day out and you could tell on the girl's skin there was some blotchiness and goosebumps. I used my saved actions along with some further edits to focus on perfecting the skin and making it even.
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This edit was all about adjustments. With my workflow actions, I saved a lot of time making the essential edits.
I used dodge and burn to add contrast and go over the shadow areas. I especially focused it on the eyes of the subject to bring out the inner corner of her eyes. Throughout the tutorial, I played around with the exposure and saturation to achieve the illustration look.
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For the end result, I blurred and darkened the background to make the subject the main focus and appear brighter.
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