So, I've been using Photoshop for years, but never for what it was actually meant to be used for: Photo Manipulation.
I mean, sure, I've used it for the typical abstract piece, a la
But finally, after reading some tutorials from Photoshop magazines my roommate picked up, I tried this out.
Original piece, found on DeviantArt.com.
I had to temporarily use my MySpace pictures until Photobucket is back up from maintenance.
Yes, I know it's a rough edit, but it's my first time doing this, and just thought I'd try whatever I could.
Total changed: Removed background, changed eye color, softened skin, added light using layer effects.