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 – 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 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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