Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. - Ansel Adams

Friday, March 27, 2009

I ♥ Faces * Fix It Friday


This is the 8th week of 'Fix it Friday' over at the I Heart Faces blog, but only the first one I've ever participated in. One photo a week is submitted and people are allowed to do as they wish to fix it, post it on their blog and then link back. Anybody that knows me knows how much I love playing around with pictures and editing them. So when I found out about this, I just couldn't pass the opportunity by.



--my play (Photoshop CS3)


--& here's a screen shot of the levels after I finished


I am not good with explaining AT ALL, but I will try :)

Just resized to 600px on the long size.

Used Kylie Banks' Photoshop action to crop following the rule of thirds.

Made the eye color pop. Slightly whitened teeth and smoothed skin with actions I wrote myself.

Used the clone tool to slightly lighten the shadows under her eyes.

For the color correct I:
*duplicated the image
*blur → average blur
*changed mode to 'color'
*reduced opacity to about 9%

To sharpen, I used 'Boutwell Magic Glasses' from Totally Rad Actions & 'Sharpen THIS' from The Pioneer Woman.

I then added a frame with an action I wrote myself.

*Photo credit: {the little girl in the photo is her daughter}

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