Tonight I've been having a play around with non-destructive editing and character portrait retouching. Non-destructive editing is where you use layers and adjustment layers to edit your photograph without touching the original background layer. This way you can come back to it at a later date and tweak parts of the image rather than re-editing the entire image.
Character portraits are also something I have been inspired by, from the great master Glyn Dewis (who I saw recently at The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC) and his incredible character portraits and composites. These portraits are usually exaggerated and aren't a true representation of the person, but are "characters". They are actually extremely fun to do and I hope to create a full character composite in the next couple of months.
What do you think of my character retouch? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.