Every Friday over at I heart faces, it’s fix it time! Anyone who wants to can join in -we are all given a photo and a change to fix it up any way we like.
Here’s what I did:
There was some cleaning up to do on the face and around the mouth. I used the patch tool to clear up the skin. Then I ran portraiture at a very low opacity. The eyes were dark, so I selected the eyes using the select tool in a figure-eight shape, and used curves to bump up the light in the eyes. I also dodged the catchlights just a bit to bring them out. To convert to black and white I used Gradient Map, then adjusted with curves.