The Art Desk: Before & After
Correcting and enhancing photos
Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 03:25PM
Some people go to a plastic surgeon to make themselves look better. When a photo needs a “face lift,” the editors come to me. Along with my job as a Senior Marketing Designer, I spend some serious time getting up close and personal to the photos you see in our issues each and every month. Some need just basic botoxing while others need full-on tummy tucks—figuratively speaking, of course. From basic color correction, to full photo morphs, these unfortunate photos come to me for more confidence on the newsstand. So even though I don’t get paid like a real plastic surgeon, I can say the results are just as good, and its not nearly as messy. Below are some of my favorites from the past year.
For the April 2012 Cover image, it was such a cloudy day and this photo needed to look like a regular sunny San Diego Day.
For the January 2013 Cover, I had to morph multiple photos together to accomplish this shot.
In the February Issue once again, these two images had to be morphed together to create enough vertical height to be on the cover.
For our Top Tech Execs section in the June 2013 issue, I did a comic book effect on all the finalist selected.
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