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Re-Edit : Qrow Branwen / RWBY by Platinum Android

This week’s Re-Edit is cosplayed by Platinum Android, cosplaying as Qrow Branwen from the RWBY franchise.

Qrow Branwen is the younger twin brother of Raven Branwen, biological uncle of Yang Xiao Long and honorary uncle of Ruby Rose. He is a former member of the Branwen Tribe as well as a former teacher at Signal Academy. In his youth, Qrow attended Beacon Academy with his sister, and together they were on a team with Summer Rose and Taiyang Xiao Long, known as Team STRQ.


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.

Transferring the photo to Photoshop. I decided to work on the comic-con wristband and remove it. I initially thought I would need to use the Patch Tool to remove the wristband but I just used the clone stamp around the area up to the watch. I did imagine the watch rim would be hard to sort out, but the wristwatch angle wasn’t as bad as I first thought.

The next thing I did was to change the eye colour to match the character’s attributes. Again, I did this by firstly create a selection layer of the eye, then desaturate the layer so that I can add in a colour of my choice.

The following step was to add a gradient filter in the left corner of the photo of a blue shade.

My last step was to apply the skin smoothening and contouring techniques I do in Photoshop.


Though I didn’t do many steps to the 2021 edited photos, I prefer the updated photo as the photo is upright and not leaning, the temperature of the photos looks more natural, and adding the blue shade helped with the cool look in the photo.

Don’t forget to take a closer look at the two photos above.

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