Postmortem forensic facial imaging refers to the process of approximating the appearance of an unidentified deceased person to how they might have appeared when alive. Two postmortem facial imaging techniques: facial approximation – commonly referred to as skull reconstruction and facial photo restoration are the most widely-used.
When supplemented with DNA phenotyping information facial approximation becomes an even more powerful identification tool.
Forensic Facial Imaging Expert Michael W. Streed and his team of experts blend traditional illustration techniques with the latest photo-editing and 3-D sculpting software (Geomagic Freeform Plus, Zbrush, Cinema4D, Adobe® Photoshop & Corel® Painter).
Using information supplied by medical experts and scientists; we can approximate a person’s facial appearance in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional formats as described above.