So I just needed an ID picture, but my latest one is actually already quite dated. Having not the time nor patience to go to a photo studio, I decided to do a make-shift one. ๐Ÿ˜€ So armed with my phone camera and some Photoshop skills, I was able to produce a halfway decent ID picture:

makeshift ID

Not exactly photo studio quality, but it would serve for my intended purpose. ๐Ÿ˜‰ My biggest problem was the corporate outfit, since I was in the office and had no way of getting even just a jacket for the picture. The solution was a quick search in Polyvore for a professional-looking blazer. The original was multi-colored, so I desaturated it and played around a bit with the contrast to make it look moreย professional. Whadaya think?

By the way I’m wearing just the TonyMoly Dear Me Petite Cotton BB Cream, some eyebrow pencil and Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Lipstick in Sheer Red. And OMG. The eyebags. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Oh well.

22 thoughts on “ID picture on the fly

    1. Some trial and errors din sis. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just like tinkering on Photoshop, good thing it comes handy during times like this. Not yet professional level in my opinion though, I still have a long way to go. I actually want to have my own photo studio as business. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. OMG! ang galing mo, sis. i never knew polyvore could come quite handy if need be. it’s like you went for a studio pic ID after all.

    1. Thanks sis! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not exactly as polished as I would have liked, but it was the best I could do on short notice. And with just a phone camera too! ๐Ÿ˜€ Lol.

  2. You could give Photoline a run for their money with that!! And oh, a tip. If you guys don’t have Photoshop, try GIMP. It’s free to download and can do basic photo editing stuff. This is really cool Nat and I’ll be waiting for a tutorial. Uber pangit ko sa mga photo studio. They never seem to make me look pretty pero pag sa camera phone gandang ganda ako sa sarili ko hahaha

    1. Awww, I wouldn’t go that far sis, I still have a ways to go before I reach professional level. But thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have tried GIMP, but I must say I am not feeling the interface.

  3. This is nice! Nakita ko ginagawa din to sa ibang photo studios, pero if you could do it sa bahay lang, then mas maganda! Sana kaya ko din gawin to ;p

    1. It’s not really all that hard sis, truth be told. You just need to be patient with Photoshop. It would also help a lot if you have a halfway decent photo to begin with. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. awesome Ate Nathalie! Pwede ka na po pamalit sa Tronix! ๐Ÿ˜€ or siguro sa photo studio ka dati nagwowork? hihi. kidding ate ;D ganda ng lighting ng photo, push yan! <3

    PS. i'll not be working in Laguna anymore, ayaw ng tatay ko kasi daw po niloloko lang ako, papapuntahin ako dun then papabalikin for the 2nd batch of training. -_- kung kelan po naihatid na ko with my stuffs sa boarding house. huhuh. hanap na lang po ako dito saten, hmm, may alam ka po ba? hihi

    1. Thanks sis! I used to do freelance shooting, as backup for a coupla photographers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Awww. So di pala tuloy yun sa Laguna? Sayang naman. Usually naman ganun talaga hiring, pabalik-balik especially if may training na kelangan. Oh well. Will inform you if I come across job hiring. Ano nga ulit course mo?

      1. I see! Ang galing mo talaga ate ๐Ÿ˜€ beauty+skills+brain. asa ‘yo na ang lahat ^_^

        HRM grad po pero will fit to any job po ๐Ÿ™‚ pwede po sa office, sa hotel/resto industry ๐Ÿ™‚ kaso po ayaw ni tatay ng food chain kaya po pinagquit din ako :/ dapat daw po kasi nageduc ako eh.

        1. nope ate, hirap kasi ng naranasan ko sa Tagaytay Highlands nung sa Room Division po kami nilagay ๐Ÿ™ As in super nakakapagod po lalo na’t back-to-back yung guest, kasi room attendant po kalimitan nagiging trabaho po sa hotel eh, pero kung front office clerk, why nat poknat? ๐Ÿ˜€

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