This week re-edited photo comes courtesy of Anna S Cosplay cosplaying Yang Xian Long from the Rooster Teeth show, RWBY.
Yang Xiao Long is one of the protagonists of RWBY. She is a Huntress, having been trained at the now-defunct Beacon Academy. Her weapons of choice are a pair of Dual Ranged Shot Gauntlets, Ember Celica.
2020 EDIT PROCESS
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.
I alter the crop to be closer to the cosplayer and make the photo level to suit the pose better and more natural.
Transferring the photo to Photoshop, the first step I made was to alter some of the fence backgrounds from any distraction such as the colourful objects on the fence.
I used the dodge tool to add highlights to the eye so they are more defined to see on the cosplayer.
After skin smoothing and adding additional contouring, I felt the image was complete. The 2020 edited photo looks lighter and brighter compared to the 2016 edited photo. The eye area just looks so dark and makes it hard to focus on Anna as Yang.
I’ve included a slider to compare the two photos. As the photos have different crop, the photos do not lay exactly on top of each other.