Registered: April 2008 Location: Orange County, CA Posts: 24 users gallery
I like how it turned out. She reminds me of Madonna. Hahah.
Here's what I did ---
-Clone stamp with a soft brush and a 50% opacity to smooth out the hard edges of the statue.
-Clone stamp out the obvious marks and flaws.
-Painted a few solid color layers - one was brown and the other was red-ish purple - changed the blending effect to color / color burn
-Made sure that the cheeks and the eyelids had some extra red/purple in them, which is the case for most people. (Or at least me lol)
-I spent a lot of time burning in some lines & texture into her eyelids. I also burned in some under the eye bags/shadows.
-Darkened and made some brush strokes for her eyebrows.
-The cheek facing the viewer was one of the harder parts to adjust. There is a sharp cut and a streak of lighter area you have to adjust and play with.
-I played around with levels and the saturation. Painting in specific areas that needed more shadow or highlight, or more color or less color.
-I painted in eye-lashes with the brush.
-I color balanced her hair to a more natural blonde color.
- I color balanced some blue into her dress to turn in more white & purple.
-I got a "natural brush", ones with a spray of dots, and burned some pore-like marks into her skin. Then I ended up bluring her skin slightly to make it look more even.
-I tried my best to paint some flow into her hair. I'm not thrilled about her hair turned out. lol I mean, it's better at least.
I was going to use a long thin line brush and then use that brush option where its like a paint roller and follows the path of your movement. I couldn't find how to turn that on though. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, I'd appreciate any help.