Headshot Retouch/Photo Edit Contest (change image into creepy quasi-punk rock aesthetic criminal)

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $120
  • Entries Received: 46
  • Winner: daisystar

Contest Brief

Dear Freelancers,

This is photo retouching contest.
The headshot/picture is given ([url removed, login to view]) to work on and edit it to a different character look using photo editing program.

The description of the character:
"20s; ASIAN – He is an intimidating, creepy man with bleached hair, a pierced eyebrow, and a quasi-punk rock aesthetic that puts him out of step with other criminals. A criminal errand boy for a mob in charge of murders and assorted kinds of courier work, he is silent but deadly. He is the kind of man who gets sent on odd evil missions in the middle of the night..."

The final product will be used by an actor for a casting submission, and keep in mind that it'll likely to be used as a guide for an actual look alteration (haircut, hair color change/bleaching, piercing and etc...), therefore an unrealistic extreme change is NOT recommended (i.e. 100 piercings, facial tattoo on entire face).

Something that gives a character with a style, stands out from a crowd, and a realistic sense giving you a creep if "he" lives in the neighborhood is what I am looking for.
Please look for the keywords in the description above (creepy, bleached hair, pierced eyebrow, etc...) for inspiration.
Regular photo retouching (such as color correction) is recommended as well.

Although the contest runs for 9 days, the winner can be announced before the contest expires since this is urgent (possibly as short as 3 days).
Early entry is recommended.

Thank you for your interest to this contest.

Wish you all the best of luck and most of all have fun with it,

-Tatsu

Notes:
The eyes are ABSOLUTELY important as they tell the story (but do not change eye color).

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ADDITIONAL NOTES (Mar 5 '14):

The following images are added as references:
-Character references
-Punk Rock references
-Bleached Hair references


Below are things to remember when editing.

Followings are Suggested:
-Hair color
-Piercing
-Color correction (i.e. image sharpening)

Followings are Optional:
-Scar
-Hair style
-Clothes
-Background

Don't do followings:
-Don't change the color of eyes.
-Don't change the shape of mouth (lips).
-Don't change the shape of face.
-Looks really being photoshopped.

Again thank you all for your entries. =]

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Public Clarification Board

  • illogo
    illogo
    • 3 years ago

    It has nothing from your requests the hair color is the same, modified eyes, modified eyebrows and nose, the airbrush effect on the nose you can see it's photoshopped.. from the Moon? this was a honest contest or just a fake one ?

    • 3 years ago
    1. hashfiles55
      hashfiles55
      • 3 years ago

      ya man, I agree with that too. I think it's a design, he himself submitted from a different account and awarded the prize money to himself. I think we should report this scum bag

      • 3 years ago
    2. Itsmepslover
      Itsmepslover
      • 3 years ago

      Blood stains stays only for a limited time, the winner's photo have a blood stain in scar and also in piercing. Does the character gonna be acting with the blood stains all the time? It clearly looks like photoshopped image and you quoted that "Looks really being photoshopped". Please stay on your need this helps you to choose the perfect one.

      • 3 years ago
  • Tatsu02
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I really appreciate and like many of the entries.

    • 3 years ago
    1. Justyna1988
      Justyna1988
      • 3 years ago

      Hi, could you please give me some feedback? thanks!

      • 3 years ago
  • illogo
    illogo
    • 3 years ago

    Hi. but the winning image have almost everything you say you don't want ...?

    • 3 years ago
  • Tatsu02
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    They are all different in style and have own creativity.
    Also sorry that I couldn't give personal feedback to every one you since I was really tied up with other stuff.

    The winner was chosen mainly because of how the color is used, pale skin, sharp eyes, vivid blood stain on the lip, contrast with dark background.

    • 3 years ago
  • Justyna1988
    Justyna1988
    • 3 years ago

    I'm almost done!! :)

    • 3 years ago
  • kmkalczynska
    kmkalczynska
    • 3 years ago

    Hello! Can you give me your feed backs on #16? Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • hashfiles55
    hashfiles55
    • 3 years ago

    Hey check this out #44

    • 3 years ago
  • Justyna1988
    Justyna1988
    • 3 years ago

    i'll start it now! in one day it should be finished! hope you don't close the contest before I've finished, because that's the kind of contests I enjoy!! :)

    • 3 years ago
  • creativework07
    creativework07
    • 3 years ago

    I'm Coming! Kindly Wait My Photoshop Work....Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • hashfiles55
    hashfiles55
    • 3 years ago

    hey buddy give me your feed backs on #31

    • 3 years ago
  • mannyshieldsjr
    mannyshieldsjr
    • 3 years ago

    I'll have a submission by the end of the day!

    • 3 years ago
  • abbinjthomas
    abbinjthomas
    • 3 years ago

    I am on it..will submit asap

    • 3 years ago
  • cassandrarae
    cassandrarae
    • 3 years ago

    Hello, Please check #22. Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • hashfiles55
    hashfiles55
    • 3 years ago

    Hey Buddy, give me your feed backs on #12.

    • 3 years ago
  • AlexLeve
    AlexLeve
    • 3 years ago

    #7 Please check out. If you give me some feedback or want some custom changes I can try to suit your desires. Thank You

    • 3 years ago
  • cassandrarae
    cassandrarae
    • 3 years ago

    Hello, I uploaded a sample. Let me know if this is close to what you are looking for! Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • Athalansy
    Athalansy
    • 3 years ago

    Hello!
    Does it need to look really realistic or can a bit cartoony style do the job?

    • 3 years ago
    1. Tatsu02
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Athalansy,
      I can be a little bit of both. Ideally "he" exists in live-action TV drama (and possibly in real life as well).
      Looking like a cosplayer in -con's is a "no-no".
      Hope this helps.

      • 3 years ago

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