Hair & Beauty Magazine

Face of the Day My Way – Reminiscing the Art of Post Processing

By Blessmybag @blessmybag

Prior to make-up I actually made a lot of money out of fooling people for roughly almost 7 years.  I’ve made celebrities thinner, obliterated eye bags, made wrinkles vanish, made hair flow seamlessly all using digital magic at the tap of a pen, or before that a mouse…for hours, days, nights, holidays, and weekends.  Oh, how I’ve contributed to the beauty industry if only people knew.  I worked for two among the country’s top post production outlets, the latter of which then accounted for roughly 1/3 of  all commercials then airing on national TV.  It was a 7 year staring contest with a computer monitor.  The longest I hadn’t slept was a day and a half or was it a day and three-fourths, pushed to the limit so much so that one’s eye is twitching, gall bladder bursting, lips flaking, and dinner on one’s desk remains unnoticed, on top of it all the race to the finish for an approval from client is anything but short yet they want it to be.  I loved my job to a certain degree and even more so the people in it, but I fled for my life literally…because I wanted it back and my body and soul (and whatever remaining beauty I possessed, LOL) could not take an ounce of it anymore.  Even so, after a year of resigning, the process still tugs at me and the know-how to some extent remains in my fingertips.  I just needed to edit and art direct a photo with all the proper polish and digital restraint one can muster.

Face of the Day My Way – Reminiscing the Art of Post Processing

Photo editing is EVERYWHERE, but there’s a very fine line for my liking between post processing it just enough and taking away a photo’s integrity.  If I suddenly notice where someone’s blur mask begins and ends it makes me want to throw a fit.  I know I worked side by side with the best “tsismis” spotters in the country.  For my blog reviews I don’t post process photos like this with masks, blurs, none of that…I just brighten or level the photos or color correct the lighting if it’s gone slightly off tangent in levels of  green or blue in the histogram readings, that’s all I do for proper blog posts.  For your scrutiny here is the original photo.

Face of the Day My Way – Reminiscing the Art of Post Processing

I photo edited the first photo in this way, lightened the eyebags but didn’t erase them because that’s just unreal.  Because I have “lazy eye” causing me to be ever so slightly cross-eyed sometimes without my glasses I nudged the iris of the photo’s right eye an eensy-weensy bit to the right because it was veering toward the bridge of the nose too much.  I converted the photo to grayscale mode for more drama and to allow me to eliminate those bothersome shadows across the face.  Only major thing was I added eyeshadow and eyeliner using only feathered masks in Gimp software (opensource program like Photoshop) and I darkened the brows. I adjusted levels, curves…wala lang. Matagal na this photo, mga 2 months, when I first tried gray contact lenses.  I’ve missed doing minor but RESPECTABLE photo editing.  I guess in  small ways, I still can’t let go of post production.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Healthy Cauliflower Pizza!

    Healthy Cauliflower Pizza!

    ‘Can pizza ever be healthy?‘, you may be wondering, as I also did once upon a time. But being a normal human being, I absolutely adore the occasional pleasure o... Read more

    8 hours, 8 minutes ago by   Fitnessontoast
    DIET & WEIGHT, FASHION, FITNESS, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, LIFE COACH, LIFESTYLE
  • How Utilities Are Trying to Slow Down Rooftop Solar

    Utilities Trying Slow Down Rooftop Solar

    GR: Utility companies don’t want you to save money by adopting solar power. Utilities that should earn their public status by working for the common good,... Read more

    8 hours, 20 minutes ago by   Garry Rogers
    ANIMALS & WILDLIFE, BOOKS, ENVIRONMENT
  • 8 Leadership Lapses Every Business Owner Must Avoid

    Leadership Lapses Every Business Owner Must Avoid

    Even entrepreneurs who have built many startups, or sold their last one for millions of dollars, know they make occasional people leadership mistakes. Read more

    9 hours, 16 minutes ago by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • What is the Underlying Cause of Addiction?

    What Underlying Cause Addiction?

    Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you and that you’re having an awesome summer. We’ve had a couple of weeks of hot, sticky weather and it’s the type of... Read more

    9 hours, 17 minutes ago by   Lisaorchard
    LIFESTYLE
  • Massive Cards

    Massive Cards

    This last year I had less and less time to draw as my research project advanced. It’s sad, but I always knew that it would be difficult to combine science and... Read more

    9 hours, 41 minutes ago by   Matteofarinella
    COMIC BOOKS, ENTERTAINMENT
  • Photo Favourite 39 - Swimwear Edition

    Photo Favourite Swimwear Edition

    Summer is often a hard time for plus size people, and swimwear is often a big part of that anxiety. Here i have 13 gorgeous ladies showing you that no matter... Read more

    9 hours, 47 minutes ago by   Boo_brown
    FASHION, LIFESTYLE
  • Odeon: The Gallery

    Odeon: Gallery

    I did this at the Metrocentre cinema for Dunkirk in IMAX.Cool Tables! The staff are fantastic in the bar area and you are given a number with the screen you... Read more

    11 hours, 8 minutes ago by   Caz
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES