So for this exercise, I felt like the easiest part for me was getting the hang of removing imperfections using the healing brush, spot healing brush, and clone stamp tools. I used a combination of those three tools to fix the edges of the image as well as any folds or wrinkles. The colorizing part was harder for me. I suppose I succeeded in making it appear to be hand-tinted but I wish I could’ve figured out how to have more control of the values of the colors. I am pretty happy with how the skin colors turned out. I used a youtube video to get an idea on how to make the skin realistic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Y8YcKnRm0). If you watch the video, his technique is very in-depth and I didn’t have enough skin in the photo to make utilizing this technique seem worthwhile or effective but I did take the idea of using a reference for the various colors in the photo. I just used a rough reference for the colors of the skin, snow, and trees (https://www.123rf.com/photo_90305578_man-with-beard-in-winter-forest-with-snow-hold-axe-wanderlust-hiking-and-travel-winter-holiday-and-c.html). I think I could improve this image by utilizing some of the different blending modes beyond just the color mode. I experimented with that a little but didn’t want to get too far into it for this exercise. I also think that changing around the brightness and contrast values could improve this piece but ultimately I decided to leave it as it is.