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Re-Edit : Tracer / Overwatch by Foxtail

This week re-edited photo comes courtesy of Foxtail cosplaying Tracer from the Blizzard franchise Overwatch.

The former Overwatch agent known as Tracer is a time-jumping adventurer and an irrepressible force for good. She hails from London and has travelled all over the world.


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 copped the photo to fit a more 1:1 ratio as I felt the background distraction was a bit too much. So instead of “cleaning” background, I felt cropping out as much as I can, would help.

Transferring the photo into Photoshop, I wanted to light up the reactor on the chest area as well as add a lens flare to it. Luckily there is a feature in Photoshop to add lens flare which includes a glode light which can act as the reactors light. The only changes I needed to make was to change the colour of it to match the reactor colour.

Comparing the two photos, I have to admit, I prefer the looks of the 2016 photo but the colours and lens flare in the 2020 photo.

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