How to: Polish A Turd With Photoshop

For this Photoshop tutorial you will become a Jedi master with Adobe photoshop’s expansive tool bar. Today I will be using everybody’s favorite living trainwreck, Latoya Jackson.

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First, I will use the Zoom tool to focus in on problematic areas.

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Next I will use ‘Free Transform’ to rotate the image and build a nice circular frame around the subject with the Elliptical tool.

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Next, we want to dim the brightness and add a nice deep orange photo filter.

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Now we will use our Burn tool to darken the image and create some interesting shadow effects around the edges.

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Using the photoshop’s expansive color palette, we introduce some dark hues to add texture.

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Lastly, we’ll use our Brush tool to add some finer details and voilà! You’ve done well young Jedi!

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