Friday, February 18, 2011

I Heart Faces | Fix it Friday #87

It's Fix it Friday at I Heart Faces!  They provide the photo and I get a chance to practice editing in Photoshop.  I love it!  This week they provided an adorable newborn/daddy picture. 

Here is the original photo from I Heart Faces.  There is a messy area in the bottom corner...I thought my kids had been touching the computer with their sticky little hands!  Other than that, this is already a great picture.  I don't think I'll be able to improve it too much.

Edit #1
The first thing I did was use the back drop fix from The CoffeeShop Blog.  I usually crop right away.  More face, less background.  But not with this image.  I tried a crop but I really like it better with the whole arms.  It shows that there really is a person back there and not just a black backdrop.  It makes it a little more personal.  Which is also why I left some of the t-shirt creases instead of blacking it all out in the backdrop fix action.

Edit #2

Edit #3
This is my favorite of the week.  I used a blur layer to soften the arms a little.  I like how it brings the focus to the baby but leaves dad in the picture.

Edit #4
This is my "just for fun" edit.  Every week I try to do an edit that is something different from my usual preference.  It just helps me experiment with different editing techniques.  I was trying for a vintage look.  I used the Vintage action from Pioneer Woman.  

Head on over to I Heart Faces for more edits!

Friday, February 11, 2011

I Heart Faces | Fix it Friday #86

It's Fix It Friday over at I Heart Faces. I love Fix It Fridays! It really helps me learn when I can edit photos that I didn't take. I think because I don't have any preconceived notions about how it should look. Here are my edits:

This is the photo provided for edit by I Heart Faces.

Edit # 1

Edit #2:  A little too close

Edit #3:  Too close again

Edit # 4:  This is my favorite of the week.

Edit # 5:  Just for fun

Head on over to I Heart Faces for more edits!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Photo Edit #4

The goose was just hanging out watching TV and I was sitting behind her on the couch messing with some settings on my camera.  I told her to look at me and snapped three quick pics.

The first one had hair in her face.

The second one had a weird flash problem.

The third one was good enough to edit.  And here is what I got from it:

I'm loving the BackDrop Fix action from The CoffeeShop Blog.  After fixing the background, I also ran the Perfect Portrait 2 action from the same website.

Here is a B&W version too.  I like the colored one better this time.