Many cosplayers know the problem: You wear your cosplay, which has been produced over weeks, for the first time at a con and now you want to put it in the right photographic light!
What looks very promising on the small LCD display of the camera, but when enlarged on the PC screen, often doesn’t look the way you’d expect it: Hair and wrinkles in places where they shouldn’t be, inappropriate lighting conditions and maybe a visitor to the Con who is unperturbed by his new stuffed animals in the background. But this is no reason to move the pictures to the trash can without motivation! Often, with a few simple tricks and simple workflows in Photoshop, pictures can not only be saved, but upgraded and made into a real eye-catcher.
Unfortunately, not every cosplayer has connections to people who can edit your pictures professionally. That’s why I would like to teach in the workshop Cosplay Image Editing on MagicCon 4 especially beginners in image editing a few simple steps in Photoshop, with which they can get the best out of their cosplay images themselves!
In this course, one or two cosplay photos will be edited as examples. Based on this live editing, topics such as image details, face retouching, clever use of light and shadow, color correction and the creation of color moods will be worked out together.
Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops with their own image processing software, if available, in order to be able to follow the work steps live.