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Some Post Production work… fooling around with GIMP.

Original Photograph: KIAH
Post Production: BYRON


  1. Convert to Black & White (Desaturated)
  2. Adjust Levels to remove all skin blemishes and to remove the line of her nose.
  3. Create new working Layer.
  4. Tone the face.
  5. Create new working Layer and remove all parts except the eyes.
  6. Remove unwanted detail in the eyes and eye lashes using Cloning Tool.
  7. Clean the eyeball areas using Dodge tool and then using the Spray Paint tool [White 10% Opacity]
  8. Create new working Layer copy of the eyes.
  9. Hand Tone the eyes, and enlarge highlights.
  10. Create new working Layer of the face from original image.
  11. Remove everything except the lips.
  12. Desaturate Lip Layer to appx 10% Opacity.
  13. Colour the Lip Layer soft pink using Spray Paint tool [Red 5%]
  14. Merge all visible Layers.
  15. Crop.
  16. Add soft blur.

Some banding is visible due to original image being very small.


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Brisbane-based artist with a passion for grainy B&W photography and digital post-production work. I also teach photography online at The Photography Critique & Advice Group

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  • dimarie
    dimariealmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work!
    Beautiful kid naturally of course, but you’ve made them look absolutely magical!

  • Jen Cannella
    Jen Cannellaalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, beautiful work BYRON!

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardalmost 5 years ago

    So soft … still so, je ne se qua !!!
    By the way, this is my new account
    Please add me to your watchlist again :)
    LauraBroussard … AKA Through-The-Eye.

  • Fotomaiden
    Fotomaidenalmost 5 years ago

    Well enhanced. Lovely!

  • PBWright
    PBWrightalmost 5 years ago

    That is simply gorgeous!

  • Anne Staub
    Anne Staubover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    Stunning beauty.

  • RanyLutz
    RanyLutzover 4 years ago

    That postwork is simply amazing……….

  • butterflyashes
    butterflyashesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful eyes!!

  • Hard2Thrill
    Hard2Thrillabout 4 years ago

    Great job!

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