This week’s Re-Edit is cosplayed by GingerSnap Cosplay, cosplaying as Harley Quinn from the DC’s Injustice franchise.
After the Joker’s murder by Superman, Harley started the Joker Clan, who worship him as a martyr. She and the Joker clan carried out acts that distracted and annoyed the One Earth regime, earning the trust of the Insurgency.
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 then transferred the photo to Photoshop where I started using one of the preset actions I created to sharpen the image as I felt the clarity around the cosplayer’s face just needed a bit of sharpening.
There were two bits on the cosplayers right forearm that looked off, using the Patch Tool to remove them.
Still using the Patch Tool, I went around the image and removed any markings which I felt were too distracting from the cosplayer.
I noticed on the cosplayer’s costume, you can see a fastening keeping the costume to the bra. Using a combination of Patch Tool and Spot Healing tool to remove the small fastening.
Next, I took a selection of the eye, created a new layer so that I can change the eye colour to blue. I did this by desaturating the layer and then slowly adding colour back in as well as adding brightness to the layer to get the right shade of blue which suited.
My last step was to apply the skin smoothening and contouring techniques I do in Photoshop.
COMPARING THE TWO PHOTOS
Between the two photos, there are elements on both versions I like. The blacks in the 2017 edited photo seem so much better compared to the updated version as it gives a more punchy and sharper look to the photo.
The 2021 photos has a bit too much of a warm tone to it which to me gives the photo a softer look. Saying that, elements in the 2021 I did like such as the clarity in the cosplayers face so it’s a lot clearer to see.
Don’t forget to use the slider below to compare the two photos but also you view them individually above.