May 21, 2010
Fix-It Friday
This week’s Fix-it Friday submission comes to us from Shelle. She caught a darling little photo of her baby girl at the end of the day. Indoor lighting can be pretty tricky, often casting a non-desirable color and/or creating a blur if our settings aren’t exactly right.

Today has already been busy, but I wanted to squeeze in this edit. I love some of the natural edits that have already been posted to I Heart Faces, but I also love textures (if you check out any of my before and afters…you already know that).  Here is the original: 
And here is my edit:
052110 After Blog
I didn’t document all of my steps but I did crop/rotate, lighten, adjust skin tone, and then added a series of textures and overlays to create the final product. I hope you like it!

    Very nice (as always!)

    Ashley, This is great! I love the way the textured background makes the baby’s adorable face pop out. Very impressed!

    Hi Ashley! I became a follower a couple of weeks ago and I love your blog! I’m always amazed at your work.
    If you are in need of a new fix it photo, I was wondering if you’d take a look at the Photo Friday picture on my blog
    The picture is untouched and I absolutely love it how it is but I thought you might be able to make it even better.
    :) Amanda

    Yes Mrs. G – I’ll definitely take a look at your photo if you don’t mind me blogging about it. Thanks for following!

    Ashley, every time I visit your blog, I seriously am jealous of your stellar headshot!!

    It’s wonderful!! I love your edit and how you made the background better! You’ve put my baby in the spotlight : ) thanks so much!

    Fabulous edit!! I absolutely LOVE it :)