Saturday, November 21, 2009

Photoshop Extreme Makeovers

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Picture Source: http://www.tutorialized.com

The above is a typical "Before" and "After" image of a Photoshop Makeover.

Like it or not, most of the images we see of people and food products in our supermarkets have usually been photoshopped in some way to make them seem supposedly more appealing.

Still, from a technical point of view, it is really amazing the progress that has been made in all forms of digital art in the last few years, especially digital photography.

YouTube Photoshop Makeover Examples

Here are several YouTube videos showing some fairly typical Photoshop Makeovers:

2 minute Makeover


1 minute 30 secs amazing makeover:


1 minute 30 secs "Beauty is Fake" makeover:


2 minutes 30 seconds several makeovers in one video:


3 minutes 30 seconds Photoshop makeover:





YouTube Makeover Tutorials

Here is a very basic 8 minute tutorial to get started on some typical makeover methods:




Photoshop Mama on YouTUbe has some good makeover tutorial videos.


Here is a typical Photoshop Mama Tutorial Video: (10 minutes long)




Here is another 10 minute makeover tutorial from a different presenter:




Step by Step Free Makeover Tutorials


The following website has some great quick to do basic step by step Photoshop makeovers: http://ilike2photoshop.blogspot.com/ such as these:

http://ilike2photoshop.blogspot.com/2008/08/change-hair-shadetone.html

http://ilike2photoshop.blogspot.com/2009/06/eye-shadow-in-photoshop.html

http://ilike2photoshop.blogspot.com/2009/01/sun-tan-in-photoshop.html


Tutorialized.com (http://www.tutorialized.com) also has some excellent free Photoshop retouching exercises like this one: "Photoshop Professional Make-up and Face Slimming Tutorial" : http://www.tutorialized.com/view/tutorial/Professional-Make-up-and-Face-Slimming/52849

This is the actual tutorial that the before and after photo at the start of this post came from.

Lynda.com also has some great photoshop retouching exercises, but these are not free. Best to join up on the monthly $25 fee and be able to use Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, and virtually anything else your designing heart could desire at: http://www.lynda.com .


Anyway, time for me to go and give my teeth a bit of a makeover, the good old fashioned way, with brush, paste, and elbow grease.

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

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