Retouch Q- contrast/light?

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Re: Retouch Q- contrast/light?
In reply to SoCalArtist, 10 months ago

SoCalArtist wrote:

I am new to retouching and I'm curious how to get a photo from

here

to here

via

Does the original photo need to have been taken in natural light, as the goal photo clearly is, or is it something that can be achieved through retouching? Curious what y'all would do.

Note: original photo not taken to mimic goal photo, it just happened to match. I'm a fan of this photographers work and would like to work to get my photos similar in style/lighting. I use Gimp, but I also have photoshop elements.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A quick edit to brighten and smooth model, lighten the background. I used NIK's Viveza  to even out the lighting. Photoshop was used for selective color, luminosity and sharpening edits.

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