Before & After

March 19, 2010
It’s been a few days since I’ve done a Before & After, and since there is not a Fix-It Friday challenge today, I thought I’d have a little editing fun on my own. Meet Keira – like many of the babies I’ve been working with lately, she is a natural beauty – I can only hope that one day my children will be so beautiful. Here is the before: Seriously?! Do you see what I’m talking about? Gorgeous! Honestly, I already had good material to work with – making my job easy. Here’s what I did: Cropped at a 5×7 ratio using the good ole...
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Before & After…Indecisiveness

March 12, 2010
I’ve become indecisive when it comes to my editing style. This is pretty typical when I’m learning something new – I enjoy the process and then I reach a point where I just want someone to tell me which direction I should go. Perhaps I’m getting to the point where I’m nearly ready to chose a style. It almost feels like I’m back in college, choosing a major – the pressure! I may also be indecisive right now because a fellow blogger/photography board member shared her before & after for the photograph below and I was simply in awe. I know I...
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Before & After…the Action Series...

March 11, 2010
Some people feel that using actions is cheating when it comes to editing. However, many of us have busy lives and rather than spend hours upon end editing a series f photos, we can use an action to speed up the process. I’ll be honest, if I had Photoshop, I’d probably write my own actions…but I use Photoshop Elements 7, so I use any freebie actions I can get my hands on. You’ll often see me using CoffeeShop’s Little Perk (that I often call “just a perk”).  It’s great for adding that little burst of color, contrast and sharpening without much...
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Before & After

March 08, 2010
I was in the mood to edit this afternoon, so I asked for a challenge… ask and you shall receive! To be honest, I think that the photographer did a fine job with her own edit, but I thought I’d give it a shot anyways. Here is the before and after: Overall, this is a pretty clean fix…so I used my typical post-processing steps using PSE7. Adjust curve (just a little under-exposed).Select people, adjust levels to make them pop.Select background, adjust levels. Run Coffeeshop’s Just a Perk – this brightens up the whole image (might be too much for some people, but...
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