Before & After: Red Rover, Red Rover...

May 06, 2010
I wasn’t going to blog my results on this one tonight, but it turns out I had a few minutes to spare. I don’t have many opportunities to edit doggy portraits, but I am in love with this one – and no, his name is not Rover (it’s Jagger). Lindsey needed some cloning help – I helped her and initially left it at that so she could apply her own editing as part of a set. Then she gave me the green light to go wild – in my world that means add texture plus an action…so I did. What do you think?I’m often asked – do you download textures?...
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Before & After – Part 3

May 05, 2010
Last one of the day…I think. I took one look at this photo and questioned my ability to “fix” it. It’s such a sweet photo but required a lot of cloning/healing (and I often say cloning/healing because I use one tool and then switch to another, and then over again to get it right) to remove the sunflare. In fact, I had a really hard time removing it from the father’s head…so I worked with it, not against it.I didn’t keep great track of my steps, but I did go through my usual Squeaky Clean step before I applied Coffeeshop’s Sun-Kissed action,...
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Before & After: Part 2

May 05, 2010
This Before & After was all about post processing. It’s a cute snapshot of two young fathers with their new sons and I think that it belongs in a frame. My steps are pretty typical:  I started in ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) and auto adjusted the white balance, increased the exposure, added fill light and increased the blacks. I then opened the image up in PSE and cropped a little closer (of course the Before image above has an even closer crop, but that was the JPG file).I ran Squeaky Clean and adjusted the layers accordingly (including reducing the red in their faces).Merged the...
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Before & After: Part 1

May 05, 2010
I have at least three Before & Afters for you today – the first of which is this beautiful Korean-mixed (because I don’t know how else to say it) American baby. I’m telling ya, this kid is going to be a heart breaker one day. This is another example of a sweet moment captured on camera…and I decided with this one to get artistic. Of course, there’s always that fine line of artistic and jacked up…I guess you’ll have to tell me if I crossed that line. So here it is:I walked through my normal post-processing steps on this one: Adjusted curves...
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