I recorded the whole process of editing.
In the article you can find two videos. Both show the same process but one is sped up and meant to those who don´t have enough time or aren´t interesting in watching the long version but still would like to know how I achieved that effect. Second version of video has normal speed and in an hour and couple minutes shows exactly what I did.
Place mouse over the image to see how the image looked before editing. (It may take few seconds before the second picture shows up.)
In videos you´ll mainly see:
- how I use the Liquifity filter,
- how I adjust lights and shadows with Levels,
- how I convert photo into black&white,
- how I increase contrast with adjusting only parts of the image.
1. Quick Version
Here you can see quick version of the video. Ideal if you don´t have enough time but are still interested in how I achieved the effect.
2. Long Version
For you, who want to see exactly every step of post processing.
Notes to Videos
- I usually don´t do so many changes with the Liquifity filter. Romana doesn´t need the changes, I was just practising with that filter.
- Originally I wanted to add narration but I´ve got really funny accent (English is not my native language), plus speaking English is much harder for me than writing.
- If you change eyes with Liquifity be very careful with shape of pupils. Every little distinction is very visible and most of them don´t look realistic.
- The way I adjust lights and shadows is described in this article - "Dodge and Burn Technique: Retouch Skin Like a Pro!".
- I would be happy to answer your questions about post processing I did in videos!
Frozen Moments projectI started this project at the beginning of 2011. I really like to work on different projects and what can be better time to start one that beginning of new year, right? :)
I really like B&W photos and wish to have more of them but most of the time I try to convert colorful photo into monochromatic I start feeling sorry for all the colors I will loose :) That is the reason why I started this project - to learn how to work with black&white colors, how to make conversions and how to shoot them.
To make the photos of the project consistent they should have following features:
- shoot in B&W,
- landscape orientation,
- women with flying hairs as subject,
- shallow depth of field.
In first phase (which I´d like to finish in 2011) I´d like to have 10 portraits. In the second phase (not sure about the deadline yet) I´d like to have 20.
Below you can see more photos from this project.
ConclusionThank you for reading this article. If there is anything you´d like to discuss I would be really happy to see your comment!
Have a beautiful, sunny a spring day!