This week re-edited photo comes courtesy of Lisa Bee as Casual Gwen Stacy.
Gwendolyne Maxine Stacy is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a supporting character in those featuring Spider-Man. A college student, she was a romantic interest for Peter Parker before she was murdered by the Green Goblin.
Trying to edit this photo was a lot more difficult to make significant changes to this photo. I didn’t want the photos to look too similar but there wasn’t much of the change at first glance. I just concentrated in making the photo as “better” looking adding the smaller touches to the 2020 photo.
I started with the basic changes I always do, by adjusting the exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, HSL, and etc. I noticed that I gave the 2020 photos more of a summer feel by adjusting the “Temp” slider.
Moving the photo into Photoshop, I wanted to remove the dark object in the bottom left corner in the image so there is less of a distraction. Using a combination of Patch Tool and Spot Removal to achieve this.
Next step was to smooth out the skin and adding contouring to give the face more definition. This was created to through a various techniques of Gaussian blur and brush tool, to add the different contouring colours.
Not much more I did to the image but still an improvement from the 2015 photo.
I’ve included a slider so you can see the difference between the 2015 and 2020 edited photo.