Posts Tagged ‘photoshop’

Sep 27, 2014

Additional Warp Fix on Auto Warp Distortion Selfies

If you’re using a smart phone’s camera, you have to be wary that because of the size of the camera lens, you’re going to get a lot of distortion. Instagram doesn’t let you fix that.

Before: Auto Warp Distortion

Before: Auto Warp Distortion

After: Adjusted in Photoshop CS2

After: Adjusted in Photoshop CS2

So I had to use a combination of Spherize and Warp tools in Photoshop CS2 to get it looking somewhat like me. I know I’m not that pudgy. The ideal is to match how your eyes see yourself in the mirror.

I know after tinkering with it in Photoshop, it made my forehead longer, but it looks closer to reality at least.

Jul 16, 2014

Simple Retouch Tips To Make Female Face More Feminine

Model Lea Photo By Eastfist

Model Lea Photo By Eastfist

By Chongchen Saelee

Here are the very simple retouch steps I took to make Lea really pop out and look feminine.

  • Soft lighting
  • Enhanced color in pupils
  • Put some color into cheeks and nose to give youthful look
  • Enhanced contrast of shadows and highlights to create moist skin effect
  • Smaller nose
  • Color correction that is more pinkish associated with fertility

Other things you could have also done:

  • Moisten the lips, but don’t overdo it
  • Moisten the hair, make it extra shiny
  • Cliche, but photoshop in jewelry, subtle earring, necklace, etc.
  • Vignette with feminine symbology, background, etc

Jun 22, 2014

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Warp Tool + Pinch Tool

By Chongchen Saelee

I know I’m late to the game, as I’ve only recently upgraded from Photoshop CS1 to CS2 (don’t ask). But, wow, I’m loving the new Warp Tool.

Photoshop CS2 warp tool demo

Photoshop CS2 warp tool demo

It’s not a complete retouch, and Lea’s head looks floaty, but this is just a quick demo. I also used Liquify > Pinch tool to remove the skin underneath the jaw. I had no idea how to do that before.

Well, looks like I have lots of images to salvage. Some masterpieces to come.

Apr 22, 2014

Model Lea Portrait Photoshop CS2 Smart Sharpen Demo

Model Lea

Model Lea

I am impressed by the results of Adobe Photoshop CS2 Smart Sharpen filter. Yes, I know the software is ancient, but it was a much needed upgrade from my CS1. What’s cool is that you can sharpen individually the shadows or the highlights. Granted, if there is major motion blur, you won’t be able to “restore” the sharpness. You’re photo exposure needs to be at least decent.

Jan 14, 2014

My Best Glamour Retouch of Lea Yet!

Lea - Cornflower by Eastfist

Lea – Cornflower by Eastfist

Apr 30, 2013

Digital retouch model Lea blonde to redhead and other techniques

Jun 28, 2012

Evolution of Computer Programming Terminology and Concepts

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it applies. Object-oriented programming has been implemented since the 1960s, so that’s 50 years of efficient practice. But could it be even more advanced? (more…)