Friday, 18 December 2009

CCF - Seth



This photo was posted by Farmgirl over at Life on The Farm for CCF: here's my edits. Hope you like! :D



Here's what I did;


In Gimp:
  • healed his skin a little (not too much though)
  • added a screen layer
  • add a brown tint hue layer and made it a second screen layer (faded to taste)
  • used smart sharpen
  • repeated smart sharpen and faded out - lots! (this double sharpening made his eyes pop nicely)
  • dodged the midtones all over his face (on a layer) and faded down to look more natural
  • SAVE

In Lightroom
  • auto tone
  • punch

then to get the black & white (still in LR)
  • switched to B&W mode
  • strong contrast
  • auto
  • SAVE!
I was pleased with the result here, but it was a beautiful portrait to work on in the first place!


2 comments:

Farmgirl 18 December 2009 at 16:29  

Thanks for your input Caroline!

I like the way you brought out his eyes so well, and made them really pop! :)

Life with Kaishon 22 December 2009 at 23:20  

Wow. You are a great editor! I want to try lightroom while it is free. Did you know you could try the new version until it comes out in 3 months? I just have to buy a new computer! Hope you have a very merry Christmas Caroline! : )

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