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

May 03, 2010
I told you that there was more to come…meet Eliana. Her mother loves this photo of Eliana cracking her first smile. She thought it’d be perfect for her Baptism invitations, but didn’t like the shadow or scratch on her face. She thought it might be better in black and white. Either way, I agree – it’s definitely a photo worth saving!My PSE editing steps on this one are pretty typical: Ran Squeaky Clean to clean up the photo.Ran Coffeeshop’s Baby Powder Room on low opacities to give her a soft look and to even out her skin tone. Ran Pioneer Woman’s...
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Before & After

April 27, 2010
I have a confession…I’m on a texture binge…and I couldn’t help but apply it to this beautiful picture of Leah. This little girl is too cute and I wish her mommy had a blog because she photographs so well. The before shot was sweet – beautiful little girl wearing a beautiful white dress…with some sort of red juice all over it. The expression on her face says that she just made a mess and doesn’t care – it’s as if she’s saying “LOOK AT ME!” I love it. On top of that, I was distracted by some of the background. For my...
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