This week re-edited photo comes courtesy of Midknight Dragon as Selene from the film franchise Underworld.
For generations, a secret war has raged between vampires and Lycans, an ancient species of werewolf. After years of fighting between the two enemy races, the vampires have seemingly gained the upper hand following the death of the Lycan leader Lucian at the hands of a vampire named Kraven, who subsequently became the second-in-command to the vampires’ triumvirate of leading elders. Selene, a member of an elite group of vampire assassins known as “Death Dealers”, longs for revenge against the Lycans, who murdered her parents when she was a child.
As usual, I started with changes to the exposure, highlight, shadows, HSL, etc. The next step was to make the latex suit more shiny by selecting the latex suit and increasing the clarity on the suit and adjusting highlight, exposure, shadows, etc to keep the black colour in the suit but increase the shine as well.
I decided to add a blue gradient in the top left corner to match the light illuminating from the floor in the bottom right corner of the photo.
I made sure the blue in her eyes more stand out when adjusting with the HSL settings which also affected the blue light in the background.
I’ve included a slider so you can see the difference between the 2015 and 2020 edited photo.