Original Photo

Retouched Final

This image wasn’t one of my favorites at first. Although the gold line was straight, my camera perspective made it look slightly crooked. I found this very visually distracting. I decided to take it into Photoshop and see what I could do. I first cleaned up the details on the skin. Second, I slightly rotated the gold line in the upper right corner. Third, I thinned out the line on the left side and did some final cleanup of small hairs around the lip. I like how the gold line provides “left to right” movement in the photo. The color scheme also works very nicely.