This week re-edited photo comes courtesy of The Lucid Tear as Samus Aran from the Metroid franchise.
Samus Aran is an intergalactic bounty hunter. The daughter of Rodney Aran and Virginia Aran, she lost her parents during a Space Pirate raid on her home of K-2L. Later, Samus was adopted by the mysterious Chozo and taken to Zebes, where she was infused with their DNA and raised to become a warrior. Once she reached adulthood, Samus joined the Federation Police and served under the Commanding Officer Adam Malkovich. Though she ultimately left to become a Bounty Hunter, she was nonetheless hired by the Galactic Federation on many occasions. Equipped with her cybernetic Power Suit, Samus has become famous for accomplishing missions previously thought impossible.
Quickly looking between the two photos of the 2016 and 2020 Edit, there isn’t much to compare. But still made some minor changes.
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.
Next, I moved the photo into Photoshop, so I can add the skin smoothing and contouring effects. I working on removing some of the stray hairs from the wig, in the armpit area and side of the body. The latex suit, I made it shinier in Photoshop instead of Lightroom as I had the photo in Photoshop.
Once I made those changes, I thought I would brighten up the image by adding a blue gradient to the photo around the cosplayer and delete the area of the gradient which was affect the cosplayer such as removing some of the blue gradient from the helmet.
Check out the slider to compare the two photos and see the difference in the two edits.