Vogue Inspiration for Photo editing

20140107_142628Images taken from vogue that I would like my editorial to look like graphics wise. 20140107_142612 20140107_142556 20140107_142548 20140107_142543I like the simplicity of the writing


Cost Breakdown

Smiths deadner £31.32

Platsil gel 10 £31.32

Aqua fix £7.00

Skin illustrator £55

Screen face eyeshadow £32

Screen face foundation £12.60

Latex £3.00

Lighter fluid: £1.00

Ipa: £5.00

Illamasqua liquid metals: £15.20

Scrap Store : £5 sign up fee

£3 Bag of scrap

Gold Spray paint: £3.75

Beads and jewellery wire: donated.

Costume: £15



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Editing Photos

Using a simple photoshop I managed to edit the photos. I wanted to add in an element of magic, like Annie Lebovitz disney photos, however I did still want it to be editorial and classy finding the balance was important.

I’m quite a novice when it comes to photoshop but no how to layer images over the top of each other. To get the magical effects I used images of smoke, the northen lights, light streaks and sparks. All things that are associated with magic. The first effect I did looks magical but too bold, It does look magical but almost looks too photo-shopped which defeats the point of it appearing like magic. Would not work for editorial.


I layed the same images over this photo I liked the idea that you could see the evils of the box coming out of the shrunken heads like spirits. This image is too bold but once it is faded down it works quite well



Edit3.jpg edit2.jpgThese are done with just one large image overlayedI especially like this one in the black and white

After I have added these effects to the images I’ll then add words over the top so that it looks like the magazine covers that I researched.

Make up application

3 2Application List

  • Prepare skin for application of prosthetic (wipe toner over face concentrating on areas where flat pieces are going)
  • Place prosthetic on face where you want it Powder around edge leaving mark
  • Put Pros aide onto the silicone part of flat piece
  • Place onto skin lining up with powder
  • Peel back and dry
  • Stick piece down
  • Glue down edging making sure to dry the glue
  • Using IPA melt off the rest of the cap plastic.
  • Do this with both pieces


  • Apply foundation over the face avoiding the silicone peices
  • Using skin Illustrator match the pieces to the skin tone flicking on with brush
  • paint the teeth
  • Apply the rest of make-up according to design


  • brush through hair add curl using wand
  • Roll back hair on both sides pinning all hair to right side
  • Pin in dreadlocks and hair pieces into right hand side of hair
  • Cross pin head piece into hair hiding ends and any grips

Nose piece

  1. Pin into either sides of the hair tight enough so it stays but not too tight that it is uncomfortable for the model
  2. Mix up a small amount of sculpt gel
  3. Place underneath the beads on the septum of nose
  4. Hold in place then apple small amount over the top blending edge
  5. Hold in place until set
  6. Colour to match rest of face