Friday, 2 April 2010

FIX-IT-FRIDAY - NO.49 - "Violet and Doll"


Things to notice; need a touch of sharpening a it's a little bit 'flat' so just needs to be made more vibrant :D


Edit One

Lightroom  first (I am using the Beta trial)

  • Use the curve (make an elongated S) to increase contrast
  • Increase contrast slider just a touch
  • punch & adjust to taste
  • sharpen for portrait and adjust to taste
  • luminance noise reduction just a little.

Love this already. It really doesn't need anything more, but I like to play!!

Edit Two

Gimp now :D

  • Duplicate the background
  • use high pass sharpen script and reduce opacity of mask considerably (down to about 15) ~ apply layer and merge down
  • Duplicate that layer and select around eyes ~ create layer mask and dodge ~ adjust opacity to about 30%
  • add a light-beige, soft light,  tint layer ~ adjust opacity to taste.
  • overlay light rose-pink,  tint layer ~ adjust to taste.
  • crop to 5x7

Totally ADORE the colours of this now!


Edit Three 

And just because I love to try a black and white!

I took Edit one into PSE7 and used some of the new PW actions.
  • Duplicate background layer. and make original invisible
  • PW Sepia tone (no adjustments)
  • merge down
  • PW Beauty ~ changed the bump to 49%
  • merged visible layers.
  • PW Lovely and ethereal
  • used 'darken things' layer to bring back her face, the dolls face, and patches on her arms & legs that seemed over bright (soft white brush at 88%)
  • Set lovely layer to 43%
  • Merged Visible
  • Compared to original & Liked :D
  • Saved!

Edit Four

Just for fun I took this into Picnik ~ cropped to a 5x7 and added an Easter Frame :D

I hope you like my edits. I have family arriving really soon, so I can't do any more today :(

For more lovely fixes hop on over to iheartfaces' Fix-it-Friday.


AJ 2 April 2010 at 13:49  

Nice edits! I really like the frame on that last one :).

Buckeroomama 2 April 2010 at 14:16  

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the B&W edit! So striking! :)

Caroline (Frogmum) 2 April 2010 at 17:19  

looking at these now, I realise I forgot to raise the 'detail' slider (all the way up)in lightroom and they look at little to smooth ~ I'm not going to redo them all now, but it does make that bit of difference to the details.

Evette Mendisabal 2 April 2010 at 17:19  

Oooo, I really LOVE the B&W edit. It's gorgeous.

Grace Suzanne 2 April 2010 at 17:38  

I'm insanely in love with edit two!

Big Mama Cass 5 April 2010 at 06:27  

For some reason I can't get the first edit to view but of the rest I love three the best :)

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