Friday, 13 March 2009

Fix-it-Friday - Cutie Pie goes pink!

Cutie-Pie goes pink!

I can't wait for Friday's now!! This weeks was really a challenge though as it was already SOOO gorgeous!, but here's my take on it :D

This sweet little girl, I was convinced, would love pink!

Here's what I did - all in Premium Picnik :D;

I started by checking the 'local contrast' box, then upped the exposure, contrast & brightness just a little each (forgot to jot down the % -sorry). 

I cropped it - obviously!!

Then, in the 'create - effects' mode, I selected 'soften' and raised this, but I brushed over her eyes so as not to soften their sparkle. I had the brush very soft for this effect.

Next, I took it into black & white, but used a pale pink hue, at 36% fade. I toyed with bringing her lips back a little, but left it in the end.

I then selected the 'matte' effect - chosing a pale-ish pink, I set it to fade 68%, strength 84% and size 80% (until I liked the look of it basically!).

For the framing I used 'reflection' at full blur and fade, and then the 'matte museum' with a small pale pink inner frame - to help it look like a continuation of the photo-frame (or vice-versa).

I hope you like it :D

Feedback PLEASE!!

OK - so I learnt how do sharpen her eyes and then played some more... I think my favourites are the postage stamp and pink frame. 1 & 2 are with and without frame, as are 4 & 5, but do you notice the 'little extra' in the last one? What do you think? (Click on any one to see it bigger)

Don't forget to take a look at what other folks have
done with this lovely photo this week.


Rebekah 13 March 2009 at 12:27  

Great job!!! Love the pink!!

Lolli 13 March 2009 at 13:07  

I love the crop and the pink hue! It's so fun to see my Necco's picture everywhere! :)

Rosa 13 March 2009 at 15:43  

That is pretty. I love the crop. The pink brings out the coloring in her cheeks and lips. Great job!

Joy Howse 13 March 2009 at 16:00  

Love the choice of pink for the pic. great edit.

Teresa 13 March 2009 at 16:19  

I like the's so subtle and soft! Beautiful job!

Kim Peri 13 March 2009 at 16:54 are having too much fun! I like the GLOW in the last 2 and the butterfly stamp is kinda cute!

Michelle 13 March 2009 at 17:20  

Great edits! Thank you for providing more detail on what you did, I'm getting good insight when doing my own editing.

Carebear 13 March 2009 at 17:50  

Wow! Can't believe you did all that in Picnik! I have A LOT to learn. I LOVE the one in pink frame. Really beautiful. Did you join the Picnik users group on the new I Heart Faces forum? I think you could teach the rest of us something!

Josie 13 March 2009 at 19:03  

I really like the third one. Very nice.

Siw Aina 13 March 2009 at 19:38  

Ohhh, I`m totally in love with your last fix :)

TJ 13 March 2009 at 21:40  

I am so impressed with all this! I have never used your program...what a great creativemind you have.
MY Fix It Friday
Have a great weekend!

Kidd Family 13 March 2009 at 23:51  

great job and without photoshop. wow.
thanks for your comment.
i'm really lovin the pink frame picture... so soft and natural. the last one is fun too!

i can see how this site can get addicting. uh-oh.. just what i need. ;)

Katarina 14 March 2009 at 00:32  

WOW!!! I really like those. I apparently have much to learn still!! Nice job.

Shae 14 March 2009 at 04:03  

Love the pink one.

MangyCat 14 March 2009 at 09:18  

Love the pink sheen on the first fix. Nice job!

And thanks for stopping by my blog! Thought I would return the favor. :o)

Nieman Family 14 March 2009 at 21:50  

I'm a picnik Fan for sure. I love the lil tatoo. Awesome job.

.:: W ::. 14 March 2009 at 22:00  

Great edits! Love them!

Crystal Rae 15 March 2009 at 00:26  

I agree with you the postage stamp and pink frame are my favorites too!



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