Friday, 1 October 2010

FIX-IT-FRIDAY - #73 ~ Chalk it Up!


ORIGINAL


This weeks original is so CUTE! 
It's also incredibly nice to work with :D 
A little sharpening & warming and then it's all about creativity!! 
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LRE3 edits first...

Basic Fix #1


Part One (read from bottom to top for all LRE histories)
+ Part Two

The brush strokes were adjustment brushes; (A) iris enhancement and (b)sharpen (just around the eyes and her necklace)

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#2




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#3



Click here for Soulshine preset 

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#4



Click here for Wedding Look preset

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#5



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#6



Click here for Vivian Chung's Preset

(I did this to fit in with this weeks chalky theme, but I don't really like the effect much!)

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PSE7 edits now...
(read histories top-bottom now)

#7



imported #1 and worked from there;
Did a simple sharpen on a duplicate background layer x2 (made original invisible) and erased from her skin and hair (you can see this on the history screen-shot in the next edit as layer labelled 'orig dup sharp' ), lowered it's opacity and merged down.
Applied Paper Mama's Brighten Me action and played with the layers to taste!

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#8



Used Amanda Padgett's Florida Action
The brush tooling was working on the vignette layer to darken the edges a little.
After this I used AmaPad 'add a border' and filled it pink :D
Actions from HERE

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#9



Applied a simple black and white gradient map

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#10



Applied a second gradient map in bronzy colours
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#11


Used fix 8 (my favourite) and set it behind Coffee-Shop Distressed Flower Card template ~ Just for fun! 
The text on this is editable, but I chose to leave it.

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I had REAL fun today!! :D

To join in with Fix-it-Friday download the original, fix it up and then link up your edits over at iheartfaces.



17 comments:

Buckeroomama 1 October 2010 at 15:14  

Wow! You did so many. :)

#3 and #9 are my absolute favorites!! GREAT job!

erpeer 1 October 2010 at 15:53  

Love #1 and #10!

Megan 1 October 2010 at 15:55  

Wow! I love that you included your creative process for the images. I would have never thought to do it like that!

That said, they are all beautiful, but I adore #3. I'm a sucker for the soft, vintage look. :)

DreamaReneePhotography 1 October 2010 at 16:06  

I love the tenth edit!

Dee 1 October 2010 at 16:36  

You and your work make me want to use LR3 - absolutely brilliant!

AJ 1 October 2010 at 16:43  

Whoow, so many and they are really beautiful. Great post!

Ashley Sisk 1 October 2010 at 17:10  

These are all so amazing!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie 1 October 2010 at 17:11  

lots of beautiful edits.

Amy Henderson 1 October 2010 at 17:31  

Excellent work!

Alexandra Tulloch 1 October 2010 at 17:43  

Awww the last one is adorable, and all of them are very lovely! *love* how you did the tutorials. :)

Susan/Project Balancing Act 1 October 2010 at 18:25  

I'm so happy I visited! You did lots of great work here. I'm really drawn to the first few the most.

Susan/Project Balancing Act
Visiting from:
http://projectbalancingact.blogspot.com/

Christina 1 October 2010 at 18:29  

I love the warm brown tones in #2 but they're all really great! Thanks for including the screen shots!

Sarah Halstead 1 October 2010 at 18:45  

These are all amazing! Great job! I really love #1 and #7 and #10.

allisonhoffman 1 October 2010 at 19:27  

#3 is my favorite - I love how you used your history to document the steps you took - great idea!

keli @ kidnapped by suburbia 1 October 2010 at 20:54  

oh my goodness, so many to look at!! i personally LOVE #3 - so full of life! thank you for putting so much work into my photo :)

Melanie 1 October 2010 at 21:12  

wow soo many too choose from :)

Mackenzie 2 October 2010 at 17:34  

Wow, these are all amazing! I love all of them so much, my absolute favorites are 1-5!!

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