This week, Re-Edit cosplay photo comes from Zara Jane Fox cosplaying as the fairy protector to the magical forest, Maleficent.
Maleficent is a powerful fairy living in the Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a human kingdom. As a young girl, Maleficent meets and falls in love with a human peasant boy named Stefan. On Maleficent’s 16th birthday, he gives her what he calls a true love’s kiss, but it was not to be. His love is overshadowed by ambition, and as they grow older, the two grow apart and Maleficent becomes the protector of the Moors.
I started with the basic with RAW file, my basic adjustment of exposure, highlights, shadows, HSL, etc.
The next thing I did was to import the image into photoshop and start with making the whole background as one green background to make it more forest environment, by using the clone stamp and fill in the gaps where you can see the building and the ground.
Next step I took was to smooth out the skin, and lighten the skin tone to match how light they made the character in the film version. I also enhanced the contouring on the cheek bones, again to match how the film version was depicted.
I wanted to add a bit of wow to the photo, so I added lens flare to the top of the staff. Originally, the lens flare was tinted blue, but was able to change it to purple to match the colour of the globe on the staff.
Final step, I added a gradient filter in the top right corner to give the looks of bright light from the skiy,
I have made other minor changes to the photo which you can view between the two photos in the slider below.