Friday, 30 July 2010

FIX-IT-FRIDAY - NO.64- "Pretty Purple Girl"

This weeks picture is lovely to start with. The focus is not tac sharp and it's a little 'flat', but it really didn't NEED a lot of work  ~ that said I like to play!! :)



Basic Edit in Camera Raw 
Temp +7, Exp +0.15, Recovery 15, Black +3, Contrast +17, Clarity +24, Vibrance +13, Saturation +6
Sharpen +21, radius 1.0, detail 34
Noise reduction ~ Luminance +7, Colour +7

I could have just left it there if I wanted, but what fun would that be?!...

PSE #2

I can't really remember what I did, but I know I used some actions;
Cropped to loose some of her arm on the right.
DP Mom's Perfect Workflow
 PW Bring out the Eyes (which I also applied to her teeth at a lower opacity!)
DPM Oh the Drama

PSE #3

Ummm ~ what did I do..?
Applied a beige 'Soft light' colour layer (reduced opacity)
Applied a purple radial gradient layer @ low opacity in mutiply mode.
applied CoffeeShop vignette
maybe some other stuff too!

PSE #4

Duplicated the previous edit and converted the copy to BW. 
Copied the BW edition and pasted it back in as a layer, set to Soft Light and reduced opacity.
Used CoffeeShop Block it to frame.
Totally happy with this :D!!

PSE #5

No play is complete with out a B&W!
Using the BW edition I made above I used a guided action ~ Grant's Tools curve (basically it gives you a traditional curve tool to use and applies the adjustments in a layer) ~ set to 'increase contrast'
Reduced the opacity of the contrast layer to 59%
Selected her eyes and applied unsharp mask (on a dupicate layer)
Reduced eye layer to 25% 
Flattened & SFW


LR #1

I always like to play in LR too ~ it just feels different!

I wanted some rotation  - it somehow brought her eyes out
I used the 'iris enhance' & 'teeth whitening' adjustment brushes
basic adjustments similar to CWR edit


In keeping with purple week...

I converted my LR1 to B&W (just click the BW tab)
fiddled a little with the contrast
then changed the split toning to give a purply look!! :)


From LR1 I applied Isabelle LaFrance 'Soulful Sunshine' #4 
Brought down the brightness very slightly.


From LR1 ~ applied Isabelle La France Soulful Sunshine #3
again adjusted the brightness slightly, but I also changed the split toning shades a little.

I think that's about it!!
I normally have a go in GIMP too, but not this week ~ it's been a long week!

If you'd like to join in with FIX-IT-FRIDAY hop on over, everyone will be pleased to see you!


Valerie 30 July 2010 at 19:48  

Great fixes. Good idea on the PW Bring On the Eyes for the teeth. Wouldn't have even thought of that one.

Drew 30 July 2010 at 19:49  

I love your crop in the final photos. I thought about cropping but didn't want to lose the barrette. Your crop helps point her eyes up and keeps the barrette. Very nice!

Sheryl Salisbury 30 July 2010 at 20:48  

Wow! Lots of edits. Great job on all of them.

Shawntae 30 July 2010 at 21:02  

Wow you did a wonderful job! And so many to choose from.;) I can't pick a favorite because I love them all, but my most favorite thing you did was the rotation. It's shocking how such a small change can make such a huge impact! It's great!

ATALW 30 July 2010 at 23:09  

I love your edits!

Shawntae 30 July 2010 at 23:16  

Thanks for the tip!:) I will definitely give that a try!

Niki Collis Photography 31 July 2010 at 00:19  

Really great edits!

Buckeroomama 31 July 2010 at 02:19  

I love the edit in Camera RAW and the PSE#3 edit the best. :) Great edits all, really!!

Allie 31 July 2010 at 15:01  

All of those are great! Nice job!



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