Hair: Hotaru (Russet) by Argrace NEW
Earrings & Necklace: Candy by [The Forge] NEW @ Candy Fair
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Skin: Aribeth (Medium01 / Brown eyebrows) by Essences NEW coming soon
Lipstick: Bijoux (Lipstick04) by Essences
Pose: Rebeca (Pose 1) by Label Motion NEW @ Shiny Shabby
I wanted to publicise a great new Flickr group that I’m sure could do with a lot of contributors (https://www.flickr.com/groups/2806018@N25/). It wants you to show what pictures look like before and after you’ve edited them, in other words the raw picture you take and the final picture you post on Flickr.
I’ve chosen the gorgeous new Aribeth skin from Essences to show the concept. As you can see from the picture on the left it’s good enough to show without editing but I thought I’d use a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom to correct a few hair glitches and generally smooth the picture out and highlight a few of the more vivid colours. I wanted to make sure I didn’t alter the essence of the skin (no pun intended!) so the changes are, I hope, not too radical. I’d be interested in any comments!