Friday, 21 August 2009

Fix-It-Friday No.25 - No Limits

Right out of the bag this week's shot was lovely, so it was really fun to play with!! I went to town a bit :D

Here is the Original.

I've edited this on my laptop tonight and sometimes it doesn't look so good on my PC when I do that, so I hope it's OK for you folks.

Initial Edit.

Here's what I did (I think);

  • Adjust exposure; Exp+30, contrast 24, Highlights 9, Shadow 12, Brightness+11, Local Contrat 32%
  • Unsharp maks; R1.2, S29%
  • Flip & rotate + 10.23
  • Eyebrigh - Light-23, fade 58%
  • Clone out the red in the eyes (a red reflection)
  • Adjust lip colour VERY slightly as they were very pale.
  • Sepia - to a yellow-brown tone & faded 53%
  • Vibrance 25% - erase from eyes
  • Clone his right earlobes and fade out (to remove the yellow glow!)
  • Soften & fade 80% (remove from eyes, brows, lips and nostrils).
  • Boost 5%
  • Matte 28/20/49
  • Frame.

From this foundation all the rest came, but I'm not sure how!!

Edit two


Edit three

I think this was the most difficult to get the balanences of light and shadow, but I like the end result. How about you?


Edit four (blue to yellow - faded)


Edit six (polachrome yellowed -faded)


Edit Seven (faded dageurreotype)

By now his glowing yellow right ear was beginning to annoy me (it had all along, but to repeatedly clone it out was a pain), so I chopped it out with a little cropping and more rotating - I like it!


Edit eight (as above with HDLR aded & adjusted)


Edit Nine!! (green fade with Hdlr added & adjusted)

Now head on over to I ♥ Faces to see all the other wonderful edits that people have come up with this week :D


I have just come onto my PC (now my hubby has gone to bed) and the colours of my edits look SO completely different here. They look lighter to the point of over bright mostly, and way more yellow-ey :( So if you think "that's to over-exposed now" or "that needs less yellow" - well it may well have been edited how you are thinking it should have been, but that's not what you are seeing ! It's very annoying tbh, but I'm too tired to go back and re-adjust them all now. It does make me wonder though how our screens affect our opinions of the pictures we view and how an image can look so completely different on two different screens. Hey-ho!


Photography by Shae 22 August 2009 at 01:21  

WOW!!!! Great editing.....magnificent eyes.....great directions too!!! :)

Mrs. Bee 22 August 2009 at 02:16  

Edit 4 and edit 8 are my fav! great job!!

Jenny 22 August 2009 at 03:29  

Awesome edits! I like 7 the best.

Catharine 22 August 2009 at 03:49  

nice job! I like how you changed them up. the warmer tones really work as well!

Buckeroomama 22 August 2009 at 08:59  

Your edits are so artistic. I like #s 6 and 7 best. :)

Steve and Monica 22 August 2009 at 11:12  

Edit 7 is my favorite! So great!
(Yes, I was happy I got the job done in Lightroom. I usually need to pull it into Photoshop but I liked what I got in Lightroom. The thing I like about presents is the faster view the different changes.)

Mariana 22 August 2009 at 18:06  

Wow! It looks like you had a lot of fun doing these edits! Looks great! I love the eyes!
Thanks for commenting on my edit! :)

By the way, I agree with you on the topic of the different screens and editing! After seeing my edit on my husband's computer I noticed that I needed to edit his eyes more but on my laptop it was fine! Definitely have to keep that in mind when I edit in the future!!

Great job...

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