Friday, 26 March 2010

FIX-IT-FRIDAY - #48 ~ Abigail

This lovely photo was taken by Natalie of Then There Were Three (soon to be four!) of her sweet little Abigail. It's beautiful ~ a little underexposed, but otherwise lovely. Time to Play!!

Edit 1
Basic Lightroom edit ~ raised exposure, raised recovery, used iris enhance brush, punched and further increased clarity, sharpened a touch, used luminance & colour noise reduction with increased detail and low radius.

Edit 2
Same as above with a +10 of warming (what a difference!)

Edit 3
Into PSE7 :~ used 'lovely' (applied layer mask and removed from the eyes) & 'warm' actions from the new PW actions set for PSE 
(I'm in LOVE!!)
Cropped to a 7x5 

Edit 4
As above with the SUNSHINE action (also from the new PW set :D)  & dodged under her eyes a little (just the shadows) ~ 

I think this might be my favourite edit!

Edit 5
From edit 4 ~ applied a rose tint layer on ?soft light I think & erased gently from the eyes with a layer mask. 
Also dodged under her eyes to remove shadows.

This is my 'other' favourite :D

Edit 6
From edit 6 added a light beige layer on 'darken' ~ quite like this too!

 Edit 7
Added a texture from Ishkamina (on Flickr) just to the background

Edit 8
Added a Coffee Shop bracket frame as a layer and erased from the centre (not really sure how to use these properly, but this looked ok!)

So there you have it ~ apart from trying to figure out the framing thing, this edit took me about an hour from start to finish! It was a lovely picture to work with and really didn't need a great deal doing once the exposure was sorted :D


Had a play with a clipping mask from shadowhousecreations. 
(thanks Susan Keller for the link :D)

To see how everyone else fixed this photo check out Fix-It-Friday over on iheartfaces :D


Evette Mendisabal 26 March 2010 at 20:17  

Oooo, I LOVE edit 5! So clear and pretty. The colour is lovely.

cheryl 26 March 2010 at 21:33  

your edits look great. well done!

stepko 26 March 2010 at 21:59  

Oo soo beautiful photo edits!! Every single one is great!! Can't decide wich I like more!! Really great!!
Have a nice weekend!!

Anonymous 26 March 2010 at 22:02  

love the difference -like the borders and the shadow erasing. The eyes look brighter too

Michelle S

T.J. 26 March 2010 at 22:13  

I'm going with 5 and 6 as my faves, but all are stunning. Those eyes! That's my next goal- how to get good eyes- I call the kind like you have here kaleidoscope eyes! Off to see if shadowhouse creations will work for me. Have a great weekend, friend!

Scapa 26 March 2010 at 22:30  

Wow, really like your editing, great job! No 4 and 5 stands out to me, love pw's sunshine action!
Have a nice weekend :-)

Meredith 27 March 2010 at 00:07  

I love your editing! Especially that your favs were PSE. Just another justification for me that I really don't need the full version. I also loved your use of PW new PSE actions. I got them yesterday. I am BRAND NEW to this so I love to see what other people do. Thanks for sharing and great job.

Buckeroomama 27 March 2010 at 01:19  

All were great, but I think I love Edit #7, with the textured background best. :)

Marvelous Mommy 27 March 2010 at 14:29  

Great job! I love the frames esp the last one! Where is the iris enhance brush?? I'm using Lightroom 2. My eyes were too bright and still didn't look that great. Although I did darken them some for the other edits.

Marvelous Mommy 27 March 2010 at 14:42  

One more thing...How do I download stuff from Shadow House?? I have 4shared but I've never used it. :-)



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