Before and After

Before and After  - student project

Before and After  - image 1 - student project

This is my sample project for this class, before: un-retouched artwork, and after: retouched artwork. 

I started out with taking out splashed paint, some uneven colors, moved the position of cacti, then the shape of the planting pot. For the finishing touch, I also saturated the color. 

Before and After  - image 2 - student project

This wreath image above is an example of retouching and re arranging. 

Before and After  - image 3 - student project

This is another example of retouched and rearranged illustration. 

Hope these techniques will help you ease at work! 

--- Makiko 

Before and After  - image 4 - student project

Recently, my friend asked me if I could retouch out the fence from her favorite horse picture. 

I told her that could be tricky but I would look at it. Using the same technique I shared with this class, 

I retouched out the fence and color corrected. She loved the picture and couldn't believe that could be done. I was very happy to help, too.

This simple technique could improve not only finishing your art, but also finishing your photography! 



Makiko Orser

Illustrator/Graphic Artist/Portrait Photographer