Before & After

March 02, 2010
You all know I love editing challenges, and this has got to be one of the cutest little boys ever (although I probably say that about every child I run across). I could get lost in his eyes. However, we had some shadow issues, so my goal was to lighten, brighten and sharpen. I may have actually overdone it on this first one – what do you think? With this first photo, I selected his face and did a levels adjustment. I then applied Coffeeshop’s Baby Powder Room action and lightly applied each of the steps – mostly focusing on lightening the shadow that was created by his hat...
More
Before & After

February 23, 2010
I love these before & after challenges (on the photography board, we call them “edit my pics,” and this week we have another adorable little girl who just needs to be brightened up a little bit. I’ve included the before, after and my recipe. In this first photo, I cropped the image a little closer and adjusted the levels on her (selecting only her with my marquee tool and then adjusting the levels to brighten her up). I then used the eye dropper on her face to select a clean area and used a soft brush at 40% opacity to adjust any redness (I find this easier and less...
More
Before & After

February 10, 2010
So you might be thinking…didn’t you just do a Before & After yesterday? Yes, but one of the girls on the board asked if anyone wanted to play with another photograph. Since I’m a sucker for this sorta thing, I accepted!                                                                                       I tried to keep it simple (because I have a tendency to overkill my editing). I decided that I didn’t like the original composition, so I increased the size of my canvas so I could...
More
Before & After

February 09, 2010
Each week, as part of a photography board in which I participate, we’re given a couple of photos that need a little editing help. If you’re a fan of I Heart Faces‘ “Fix-It Friday,” then you’re already familiar with the process. This week, one of the girls gave us quite the challenge. In this first one, we were asked to fix a back-lit, under-exposed photograph of an adorable little girl (her daughter).  I thought it’d be helpful to share my “recipe.” Here’s what I did to achieve my after: I adjusted the levels and s-curve to...
More