With that in mind, I thought this week we could keep it simple by sharing our clean edits. If you also have a tutorial you want to share with us, feel free to link that up. Here’s my SOOC image taken last night while Felicity was enjoying a pacifier.
The afternoon light in our house was quickly fading. I had to dial my ISO up to 1000 just to capture this much (I guess I could have gone even higher) without pulling out my flash. Granted, it’s just a snapshot, but there’s no reason why it couldn’t be cleaned up to create something a little more special. So, I made some quick adjustments in Lightroom before exporting to Photoshop. And let me say this…I could have made 100% of my adjustments in Lightroom and be done; however, I am a Photoshop junkie and have a really hard time leaving anything alone. Here are my adjustments:
I probably could have done even more in Lightroom, but I knew I was going to boost, brighten and fine tune my edit in Photoshop using the Coffeeshop Blog’s Perfect Portrait 3. I’ve learned that if I overdo it in my initial editing work, PP3 becomes too much (and yes, I realize that if I just did it right in LR, that I wouldn’t even have to use PS). Here’s my clean edit using PP3.
Subtle but better, right? I use this action on nearly every one of my photos. I could leave my photos alone after running the action, but I don’t. Yesterday, I decided to apply “Miracles” by Paint the Moon for a little extra something. What do you think?
And for one final look at where we’ve been…on the left you see my original SOOC image…on the right, my final edit.
Ready to join in the fun? Here’s how to do it:
1. Read through today’s tutorial.
2. Choose your favorite shot (or more!) to share with us.
3. Don’t forget to grab the button for your post.
4. Link up between now and next Monday.
PS: If you have any photography or editing suggestions, please don’t hesitate to let Ashley or me know! We would love to feature your tutorial.