Friday, 10 December 2010

FIX-IT-FRIDAY - NO.80- "Framed Beauties"



Original from HERE.


This original was AWESOME! Seriously, I couldn't find MUCH to fix in all honesty!
I thought...maybe a little too warm (orangey) and dark?
...maybe pull their eyes up a little & ??? sharpen JUST a touch?
...maybe put some sky back?
...maybe try some BW effect?
So that's what I did!
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Basic Edit in LR3



The brush strokes are iris enhancement, sharpening (just around eyes) and teeth whitening (very slightly).
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Edit #2 (into PSE7)


  • Placed a sky background, changed to overlay, created layer mask and erased from everything but the sky areas (just realised I should have left the bit of sky inside the frame!)
  • Added a blue gradient (layer) to the sky area using a 'smart fix' ~ faded that down significantly.
  • Created duplicate of base layer, set it to 'screen', created layer mask and erased lightly from inside the frame and their hands and fully from the background & sky. This lightened them and the frame itself really nicely.
  • Flattened everything and saved.
  • Then back in LR3 I added a very slight vignette.

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Fix #3 (LR3)



From basic edit (duplicate) used WOW-antique 09 + auto tone! LIKED!

That's it for today folks. Hope you like :-)
PLEASE comment! :D

Hoping (SO HARD) for my baby to arrive this weekend ~ he's now almost a week late!

When you're done here if you want to have a go yourself, download the original, do your thing and then link up to FIX-IT-FRIDAY. 
(don't forget to read the rules though!)

6 comments:

fowler 10 December 2010 at 14:09  

Nice! I agree-- wasn't much to do to "fix" this image!

Jessica Paige 10 December 2010 at 14:12  

Lovely edits! I really enjoyed the light fix edit. :) Thanks for participating this week!

Amy 10 December 2010 at 17:05  

I just love your black and white edit from LR3. The haze and the softness are beautiful!

Catherine Grace Life Photography 10 December 2010 at 18:36  

Love your second edit! Beautiful! Great job with the clouds too!

Michelle McDaid 10 December 2010 at 23:18  

I like what you were doing with the sky. Gave me the sense of "before the storm" in a field in Kansas. Very creative.

Jessica 11 December 2010 at 07:31  

Great edits! I agree with you...it was tough to edit the SOOC image, since it already looks great!

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