Fix-It Friday

May 28, 2010
This week’s Fix-It Friday photo was submitted by JaimeLee at Candidly Grateful. She wrote, “This is a photo of my twins at 6 weeks old. I love the photo because of their interaction and their faces, but I feel like it’s a little drab or flat. It needs some life.”I do love this photo, and although she considers it to be “flat,” I just think it needs a little post-processing. Here’s the before:  And here is my edit: For my edit I did the following: Started in Adobe Camera Raw and made a few exposure, brightness, contrast adjustments. In PSE7, I...
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Before & After

May 27, 2010
Keli contacted me the other day with a picture of her adorable little girl. She wondered if I might be able to help her remove the little bumps around her nose (probably some sort of combination of boogers and rash). I wish there was a quicker fix…but the truth is, you just gotta get your spot healing brush out along with a big dose of patience. I did just that. I ran a pretty typical edit on this one: Adobe Camera Raw and Squeaky Clean. I go through these steps on nearly every edit just to get the picture cleaned up.  I then created a number of duplicate layers. One layer used a...
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Before & After

May 27, 2010
Yesterday, I may have put my foot in my mouth. One of the ladies on the photography board asked for constructive criticism. About the only thing I can provide criticism on is composition…so, I told her that she has such a cute little boy but he appeared to be washed out…and that I was kinda bored with the composition. I also offered to edit the photo for her…just to see what I could do with it. When Jill contacted me later today, taking me up on that offer, it was time to put my editing skills where my mouth is. I started this photo in Adobe Camera Raw to make some basic...
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Before & After: Bubbles

May 26, 2010
A lot of people prefer Wordless Wednesdays, but by Wednesday, I’m always looking for a photo challenge. That’s where Nicolas comes in to save the day. Isn’t this kid a cutie?! And, I just realized he and his family live in North Carolina – why haven’t we gotten together already?!Anyways, Natalia loves this shot…and you can see why. His expression is priceless and the bubbles look like so much fun! But, she doesn’t care for it’s soft focus. Since I now know that I can open all my photos with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), I started there by adjusting...
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