Before & After: Manual Edit – NO ACTIONS...

May 12, 2010
Look Mom, no actions. Okay, in all seriousness, I wanted to prove that I could edit without using actions…and hopefully you’ll tell me that I still do a good job. Here’s what I’m going to do…I’ll show you my basic edit in my typical before and after format. Then, I’ll max it out with texture and style…again, no actions. My hope is that this will translate into most editing programs. Thank you Exposed Mom for allowing me to practice on your beautiful little girl. (By the way, I still have the second photo to edit – all this blogging my...
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Before & After: Andrew

May 09, 2010
I’ve been following Kathy’s blog…and her little boy, Andrew, for months. I know I say this all the time, but he is truly one of the cutest little boys I’ve ever seen. I think he’s got an almost angelic look about him and I have really enjoyed watching him grow. Kathy sent me a note recently regarding a recent before and after, where I was really getting into the use of texture. I told her that if she ever wanted me to experiment on one of her photos, to just send it over. Well, she took me up on that offer last night. If you’ll go over to her blog, you...
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Before & After

May 08, 2010
This before and after is sponsored by “dodge and burn.” This is an adorable picture of Carter, but there are a number of spots that have been blown out, thus, the burn tool was my friend. Carter’s mom took this photo at her in-laws’ farm and hoped that this might be a photograph that she could frame for them. It’s such a cute photo that it must be saved!My steps on this one are fairly typical. I started by adjusting the curves and then applying Squeaky Clean. I really focused on the levels and warming it up. I then merged those layers and created a duplicate...
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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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