How was it done? You be the judge.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The solution to this exercise was posted in a separate blog post, you can view it here if you’d like http://new.jakegarn.com/solution-exercise-in-photoshop-forensics/

I used a couple very simple techniques to create these images and rather than offer a post-processing tutorial I’m going to turn the challenge back onto you, my blog readers. ¬†Sometimes the best way to learn your tools is to imagine how other photographers are using them, so in that spirit look at these images carefully and leave a comment describing the post processing techniques you think I used to ‘paint’ these images, if someone gets it right I will be sure to let you know!

(Click the images for a larger view)

Hair by Janae Johnson

Makeup by Paula Dahlberg

Models Sarah Whitmer, Crystal Coleman, Alexandra Mathews