Finalising her look
I improve the volume and lighting on the woman. The Burn and Dodge tools help me to retain the detail of my work, as well as enabling me to adjust the lighting. I use a Color Dodge layer specifically for lighting. I work more on her freckled skin and tweak her expression. I want her to look as if she’s living in the moment, and having the time of her life!
Adjust the last details
Almost finished. I check if all my tones are working in harmony with the colours. I place some light around the character to better integrate her with the background. Finally, I flatten my layers and apply a colour fringe effect using the Lens Correction filter, followed by the Smart Sharpen tool. And then I call the painting finished. I hope you like my work!