This week’s Re-Edit is cosplayed by Liechee Cosplay, cosplaying as Android 18 from the Dragonball Z.
Android 18 (“Artificial Human No. 18”), originally named Lazuli when she was an ordinary human, is the twin sister of Android 17 and Dr. Gero’s eighteenth android creation, designed to serve Gero’s vendetta against Goku. While her interests do not initially deviate from this expectation, her curiosity to activate Android 16, in spite of Gero’s orders not to do so, leads Android 17 to take it upon himself to murder Gero.
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.
On the original on the floor in the bottom left corner area, there was an artefact which I did remove in the 2017 photo but with the skills I have learnt, I’ve improved on how to remove and repair areas. Still not 100% great at it but getting better at it.
I decided to tidy up the hair on the cosplayer and some of the stray hairs coming from her. Using the “Spot Healing Brush Tool” to remove as many stray hairs.
When I was close up on the there was some loose thread that I can see so using the same “Spot Healing Brush Tool” to remove them.
The background in the top right corner, there was spots of strong colour which could have distracted from the image so I tried to “Colour Match” the area with the rest but first desaturate the area and the adjust the colour sliders to match the area.
My last step was to applied the skin smoothering and contouring techniques I do in Photoshop.
COMPARING THE TWO PHOTOS
Looking between the two photos, the 2021 edited photo looks a lot cleaner to look at with the image having the similar colour palette compared to the 2017 edited photo where there is a yellow shade in the top right corner.
Also find the 2021 edited photo looks less of a contrast effect to the photo.
You can compare the two photos individually above or use the slider below to compare the two.