This week’s Re-Edit is cosplayed by Calssara, cosplaying as Bombshell Raven designed by Ant Lucia.
Born of a German mother, Azaria and a Mountain Spirit father, Das Trigon, Rachel Roth was brought up in a small village in the Alps. Her grandfather taught her how to control her supernatural powers by controlling her emotions. But as soon as the Joker’s Daughter heard of her existence, she attacked the village with Killer Frost, killing everyone in the village, including Rachel’s mother and grandfather. Joker’s Daughter kidnapped Rachel, trying to make her into her successor, before putting her into a magical sleep and burying her under the cabaret.
2021 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 photo so I can see if I would make the same steps or make alternative decisions.
I moved the photo into Photoshop and started with the liquify tool. I wanted to just smooth out any of the bumps I saw in the latex, such as in the cosplayers hands and arm area as I wanted to be tight on the cosplayer as they depicted in the original drawings. Also, in the thigh area, push in some areas to make the leg more smooth.
Following that, I did a selection of the latex material and created a new layer so that I can increase the shiniest of the material by increasing the clarity levels and other settings such a brightness, shadows and more.
In the background, there are areas of strong colours. So I decided simply to select the area of the background on the right side, create a new layer and desaturate the layer enough to blend with the stoned area. I also did the same in the stairs area where there were black and yellow hazard markings.
Next, I took a selection of the iris of the eye, created a new layer and then changed the eye colour of the character to match the eye colour of the character described on various web pages.
After adding the new eye colours, I added two coloured gradient on each side of the photo to add a bit of depth to the photo.
My last step was to apply the skin smoothening and contouring techniques I do in Photoshop.
COMPARING THE TWO PHOTOS
Comparing the two photos, there aren’t too many differences that can be seen. You’d have to either really look for the changes or know of the changes that I have made.
The updated photo looks cleaner in look and in detail in the cosplay and cosplayer. Having a tighter crop on the cosplayer seem to be better.
Bot too sure how I feel about the addition of the eye colours. I perhaps needed to make it less human-like eye colour and made them artificial-looking, like make them more cartoon looking.
Don’t forget to take a closer look between the two photos above but also a slider below to show the difference between the two photos.