Friday, 30 October 2009

Fix-It-Friday No.34 - Pretty in Pink!



This weeks original was pretty lovely without any pp, so it didn't take much to make it stunning. The first thing I noticed were her little bruises on her legs & yellow paint on her arm which, while fitting for any little girl of this age, maybe not so for a flower fairy :D She also had a dark circle around her right eye.

So I fixed those things with a bit of healing, cloning and dodging.
I unsharped masked her eyes to lift them and then...
...I applied 'make wonderful' (a script fu in gimp).

Edit One


after that I tried to see whether it worked in B&W (again another gimp script).
Then I cropped it and sharpened it in Picnik.

Edit Two


For the next edit (from edit one) I applied a 'simple duotone' script with a brown base tone.
I sharpened, cropped and rotated in Picnik (I can't find any other program so simple for rotation effects).

Edit Three.


Continuing to work from edit One I added a little lomo effect (very slight)

Edit Four


I took edit Four and desaturated it a little;

Edit Five.


I took edit one into Picnic and played there for a bit...

Applied 'Faded Daguerreotype' (my favourite curve), faded it out and lowered the colour override a touch. Also erased it from her eyes at 70% strength.
I then applied a slightly faded smidge of an s curve to bring out the depth more.
Framed it. (Yummy!!)

Edit Six.


Back to crop of edit one, I applied the 'Ambrotype' curve (liked it), faded out enough to allow the colours of her outfit to come through a little. Again erased from her eyes at 70% strength.

Edit Seven.


Lastly I looked at the closest crop I'd made and decided it might look nice with a texture added, so I took it into (for a change) and had a go :D

Here is the result;
I added 'brown canvas' (a texture I found on Flickr by Ishkamina, but I can't see it there now!), applied at opacity 120, in colour dodge mode.
I didn't erase it from anywhere as I liked the effect of it :D

Edit Eight.

I hope you had as much fun as I did with this beautiful picture :D
Don't forger to see how everyone else fixed it up over at I ♥ Faces today.


Christina Zimmerman 30 October 2009 at 13:22  

I loved your edits! I too am working with Gimp (for awhile..hubby just ordered photoshop for me.. :) did you find the scripts?? I am learning more and more every day..but the layers and scripts have got me boggled when it comes to Gimp.. LOVED your edits..Great job!

Anonymous 30 October 2009 at 13:23  

I agree, this was a really cute photo to work with. I love the rotate! That's a really good idea. I also really like the colors in edit 7. Great work!

Pauline 30 October 2009 at 13:51  

Wow, what a great job on your edits! I especially liked the close-up crop... it gives it a whole new look and feel to the photo.. Beautifully done! Aloha.. :)

Dana-from chaos to Grace 30 October 2009 at 14:40  

OH.MY.WORD! I LOVED them!! Those last few though.....WOW! YUMMY!

I knew I had taken the photo in lowlight, and I had noticable noise, and by this time of evening, she was getting tired. She just wanted to go back and paint! LOL But with your edits, the noise just ADDS to the photo! BRILLIANT!

Thanks for playing with my "baby" girl!

wenderful 30 October 2009 at 15:39  

I really like your #3 and how you rotated her just so. Very cute!

Alice 30 October 2009 at 16:15  

she definitely looks like a little fairy in your edits. you gave her that misty quality and i love it! i really liked the last 3 or 4 best, the ones where you played with different colors and almost different time eras - antiquey-looks, does that make sense? great job! i love them all!

i have my edits posted, too. feel free to come on over and visit anytime :O).

Life with Kaishon 30 October 2009 at 16:21  

I think 6 is my favorite but I love all of them. You made her look very etheral.

Sandy "From the Heart of Texas" 30 October 2009 at 17:37  

She does look very ethereal and so pretty! It's amazing all the different edits and looks from various programs. Love them all!

I Love Pictures 31 October 2009 at 01:12  

I love all the edits! AND I love that you listed steps :) You did a lot of work :)
Great job!



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