In retouching it's
always best to know when to show some restraint. To know when
Effects Menu> Enhance Photo
> Manual Color Correction for her lighting and coloring. Push
or Clone tools to reshape and lift eyebrows to change expression.
Push tool and layers to refine nose and minimize her flared nostrils.
Push tool to make hair fuller,
Twirl filter to perm it. Push tool reshapes her bone structure
along the forehead, temple, cheekbone & nose. Retouch tool
> Hue to Target> to soften and recolor her harsh eye shadow.
Selected lips and recolored them. There are many different way
to recolor lips & I don't recall which was used here. Looks
like perhaps it was a flood filling of the selected lips on a
new layer set at an Overlay or a Color blend mode. Push
tool to shift and reduce the thickness of the bridge of her nose.
At the same time the nose was being shifted the pushing also
enlarged her left eye.
Clone tool to remove creases frown
and dark shadows. Push tool to close mouth and reshape eyebrow
to change expression. Push tool to thicken the back of her neck,
just for the fun of it because changing her jaw line added weight
to the face, so I pushed out the neck too. I seem to recall that
her hair was also made fuller though that change isn't visible
in these two samples. She was quite thin with a small skull and
very short hair so I pulled out the skull and hair a bit more,
to balance better with the heavier face and thicker neck.
Selected fuller hair from the
back and transplanted it to the front by putting some of it up
on a new layer and shifting/rotating it forward,using the eraser
to better blend the new material with the forehead scalp below.
Ears and nose were shortened. Sag below the chin was minimized
and teeth were lightened. The dark shadows and lines were minimized
with the Clone tool. The dip in the back of his hair was filled
out for a better overall shape. There are lots of ways to do
that, I don't recall which was used.
Lots of pushing on new layers
and colors changes by a couple plinking arounds with the Manual
Color Correction. Additional rebuilt hair was probably from some
cloning and/or combination of cloning and pushing. It is pretty
ghastly, but still kind of makes me smile.
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Mostly Clone and Push tool with
some other colors correction. She's still mighty darned green,
and I should have completely recolored her. Lily was a practice
test sample, and her project was never completed. As I recall,
the hardest part to get believable in her expression change were
the pursed lips. It's a subtle thing, but that area between her
nose and lips felt like a pistol to deal with that day.
Looks like mostly layers and blend
modes, with some sepia filters and airbrushing for those apple
cheeks. I needed a tiny face that could blend into a light background
to be used as buttons and don't recall any specifics.