Friday, April 2, 2010

fix it friday #49 ~ i heart faces

i don't have much to say about this edit ... the photo was lovely to begin with, so there wasn't necessarily much to "fix". so i basically just wanted to add a little depth and richness.


here is the original submitted by jessie of the lucas zoo.


here is my edit:

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what i did (edited in photoshop cs3):
cropped
darkened just about everywhere except her face ~ touch of darkness ~ MCP Actions
sharpened features ~ smart sharpen
brightened eyes ~ curves adjustment
softened skin ~ doll face ~ kubota actions
increased contrast of hair ~ curves adjustment
removed hairs on pants ~ clone stamp
blurred edges ~ edge blur modified ~ kubota actions
dustclouds texture ~ patti brown



7 comments:

Susana April 2, 2010 at 1:02 AM  

I agree with you on the edit--it is a great picture to begin with.

I like the softness and color you gave to it.

Preemie Miracle April 2, 2010 at 3:06 AM  

Thank you for the detail in what you did. It is very helpful

amy April 2, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

I really like the color in your edit.

Jewel April 2, 2010 at 9:59 AM  

Really great edit :) The final product is beautiful

Jeannine April 2, 2010 at 10:04 AM  

Great editing. Nice contrast and clarity.

Jessie April 2, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

I love your edit :)

Ritsumei April 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM  

I like what you've done - and also appreciate the list of what steps you took. I always learn from that sort of thing.

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