Friday, 30 April 2010

FIX-IT-FRIDAY - NO.52- "Just For Fun!"

Original ~ Angie's beautiful daughter :D

Fix 1

LIGHTROOM 3 (beta)

  • Opened RAW image in LR3(beta) ~ never worked with RAW before :D!!
  • Auto tone
  • punch
  • portrait sharpen
  • Crop to 7x5


Fix 2

From fix 1
  • Set WB to 'flash'
  • use adjustment brush to dodge her face a little (increase exposure and brightness just a touch) ~ looking good!

Fix 3


  • apply my own preset 'snow natural'
  • dodge her face again a little
I liked the warmth of this, so I took it into PSE7...


Fix 4

  • ... where I cropped it further 
  • cloned out the distractions in the background
  • used CoffeeShop 'Web Color Block It' action

Fix 6

  • undid the block-it and duplicated
  • applied Coffeeshop 'Johnna's memories of sunshine' action
  • adjusted layers like so; contrast down to 36%, orange colour fill layer to 18%, blue colour fill layer to 50%
  • flatten image
  • applied Coffeeshop 'little perk' action
  • Flatten
I really like this :D!!


Fix 7


  • applied 'aged photo' preset in LR3 (beta)
  • dodged her face a little as in fix 2


Fix 8


  • back in LR with edit 6, converted to B&W
  • changed to B&W and applied 'high contrast BW' preset 
  • auto tone
  • increased contrast a little
  • decreased brightness a touch
  • increased recovery a touch
  • lightened darks a very little

Fix 9

  • used fix 8 and just applied 'aged photo' preset
  • auto tone
  • a few lighting adjustment.
I think THIS is my favourite of all!! :)


(the kids are in bed now, so I did this..)

(words from 'Road to Nowhere' by Talking Heads)

This was fun and easy this week :D 
Hope you like my work Angie!

To join in and have a go, or to see the handiwork of others, hop on over to Fix-It-Friday.


Evette Mendisabal 30 April 2010 at 21:19  

Wow Caroline! I LOVE all of these edits. I looked at the first one and thought "Awesome" than looked at the second edit and was blown away ... they just kept getting better and better!! You rock!

Did you consider putting some vertical text onto the Colour Block It edit? (Not that it doesn't look great just how it is) I was just wondering out of curiosity.

ps I actually couldn't see your last (and your favourite) edit, it wasn't available.

Caroline (Frogmum) 30 April 2010 at 21:42  

Yes I did consider adding words in there, but chose not to in the end, a) because I needed to put the children to bed and b) I didn't know what words to add! :D I like it without though. Hopefully you can see the last edit now too.

Lisa 30 April 2010 at 21:57  

Caroline saw these on your flickr!
I am a swooning...drop dead gorgeous, I'm telling ya!

I need you to mentor me on the photoshop, I haven't a clue.
Oh yea and the lighting too.
My worst nemesis. Why can't we live closer I whine in my best three-year old voice!

I noticed you tagged me..I'm backing away with my head hung in shame not only because I did'nt play but because ummmm.. are you ready for this..okay come closer so I can whisper in your ear...a little closer Caroline I don't want anyone else to hear this. I don't have folders Caroline..nope not one...I am disorganized. The thousands of pictures I take and download sit there without being in folders....ummm yep my face is that red Caroline as I admit I am not a folder girl and I kind of don't know what a folder is and whatever the purpose would be.


Lisa 30 April 2010 at 22:26  

Ummm so yep just read your I took a giant swig of the hard stuff, you know my coffee? (double-double just like I like it) I coughed when I read 7, and in turn that coughing made me pee a little Caroline. 7 really?!
Then the gracious Caroline without batting an eye offers her expertise to me in the photoshop department. I am honored and grateful....can you see me? I am bowing down Caroline for your kindness but also because of the result of the coughing.

Mama you are busy!

RM @ LMMP 30 April 2010 at 23:52  

I love fix 8!



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