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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Before & After

May 03, 2010
Meet Olivia. When I sent out a request for an editing challenge, Olivia’s mom was quick to respond. I then found out that she’s also from North Carolina…and she grew up close to my husband – small world! To be honest, this is actually a great example of a typical mommy shot, but she’s done a few things really well…making it a great candidate for a Before & After.Exposure is looking pretty good Olivia’s expression is priceless.Eyes are in focus!A lot of people ask “how do you decide which photos to process?”  Well, I’m no pro,...
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Before & After

April 27, 2010
Today, I’m trying something a little different with my Before & After. This is Kristen‘s new baby – isn’t she pretty? If I remember correctly, Kristen’s been working on her exposure and white balance…and based on her before shot (below), it actually looks pretty good. But, I didn’t like the limb chop, so I went ahead and chopped off the other arm completely.Now, this is where I’m trying something a little different…so I hope it works (and if not, you may see me working on it behind the scenes). I found this great little widget that...
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Before & After: Baby Blue

April 22, 2010
One of the ladies this morning wanted to convert a picture of her son to black and white. Let me be the first to admit that I’m not the best at achieving this in PSE manually, but I have a ton of actions that can do this for me, with a little tweaking. I’ll show you my before and after first, then scroll down to see my steps. I started with Squeaky Clean. Seriously people, download this action. (BTW, she just loaded a new action called “Berries and Cream.”)I then adjusted the skin tone (I went to adjust color for skin tone under enhance) – I then toned it down a...
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