This week re-edited photo comes courtesy of Cloak and Scissors Cosplay as Madama Khepri from the Bayonetta franchise.
Madama Khepri, the Protector of Time, is a demoness with whom Rosa has a contract. Much like Madama Butterfly and Madama Styx, Madama Khepri physically resembles a cross between a human and an insect. In this case a scarab.
I started with the basic changes I always do, by adjusting the exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, HSL, and etc. Throughout this project of re-editing my older photos, I do not refer to the original edited the photo so I can see if I would make the same steps or make alternative decisions.
After I’ve done the basic changes in Lightroom, I transfer the photo into Photoshop to make further changes.
I started with removing some of the background objects which I felt would distract from the view of the cosplayer such as the ice cream truck on the left-hand side, the yellow sign above the cosplayer and then making the sky a bit more colourful blue.
There is no need to add any contouring to the face but I decided to tidy up the bodypaint work, around the shoulder area by clone stamping the area and also on the cheek on the face, by “painting” in the green colour.
I have created a slider for people to compare the two images together.