Thursday, April 15, 2010

fix it friday #50 ~ i heart faces

what a great photo to work on this week for fix it friday on i heart faces! beautiful girl, great texture on the background, fun color, cool angle.....yep, it was a little dark obviously, but nothing a little levels adjustment can't handle! great fun, great photo :)

here is the original submitted by debbie from 50 cent of your love

here is my first edit ~ crisp and clean:

fix it friday #50-2 ~ i heart faces
here is my second edit ~ artistified!:
fix it friday #50 ~ i heart faces

what i did (edited in photoshop cs3, kinda wishin it was cs5!):
open in camera raw ~ white balance, crop
open in photoshop
reduced noise on girl only ~ noiseware
levels adjustment
manipulated light ~ touch of light/touch of darkness action~ MCP actions
sharpened features & brightened eyes ~ smart sharpen, curves adjustment
cleaned up face ~ spot heal
reduced under eye shadows ~ patch tool
popped color on barn ~ channel mixer
daily multivitamin action (crisp & clean version only) ~ kubota actions
artistified version only:
moulin rouge action ~ kubota actions
fireplace texture on background only ~ jessica drossin textures
sharpened background slightly to bring up texture ~ smart sharpen


Life with Kaishon April 16, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

Just lovely. I think the picture is such a nice one. I am so glad it could be saved. Very sweet!

Crystal April 16, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

I love what you did on her face!

Jewel April 16, 2010 at 10:33 AM  

Very pretty edit :) Her eyes really stand out.

Ashley Sisk April 16, 2010 at 11:12 AM  

That second edit is really lovely. Nice job.

50centlove April 16, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

Great edits! The 2nd one is lovely. Love the tone and the smoothness of her skin.

That's my photo. WEEEEE!

Evette Mendisabal April 16, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

Great edit!


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