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Amazing ‘Sugar Skull’ Retouching by Julia Kuzmenko

Posted on November 1, 2012 in Photography, Tips

Amazing ‘Sugar Skull’ Retouching by Julia Kuzmenko

Okay this has got to be one of the sickest photo retouching video I’ve seen around. My friend Julia Kuzmenko of Omaha Image Productions has done it again and amazed me with her skills. When she first saw the picture, nothing really struck me aside from the fact that it’s another cool shot that she did for Halloween. I was completely wrong. About 20% of the things you see in the final image, didn’t exist SOOC.

I do realize Photoshop is all about compositing and retouching, but Julia has taken it to another level. Being a digital artist like herself, she added a lot of elements to the picture that weren’t there before. Yes, I’m talking painting in Photoshop using her Wacom. Yes, I’ve seen people draw using Photoshop before; but drawing on an existing picture like this, it’s something new.

Be sure to head over Julia’s blog for some BTS photos. If you’re interested in knowing how to use Photoshop like a BAUSS, grab a copy of her ‘Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day’ eBook. It’s currently on sale as the writing time of this post.


  1. Deny932009 February 12, 2013

    it’s very very beautiful <3 more 🙂

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