Wow! Here it is Thursday, in the morning even, and I'm on track to get my edit post up! Yesterday we got blasted with (yet another) snowstorm, so I've been able to get mostly caught up!
So, here's my SOOC again
My intent when I took this photo was not even to take a shot I would want to save! I was showing a friend how aperture works, as he is learning how to shoot in manual! When I got this on my computer though, it was just too stink'n cute!
Here's my Lightroom adjustments.....most of the time, I use Lightroom to adjust my photos instead of ACR.
Better, but still not crispy like I like it :) Not too mention the poor things cheeks were horribly chapped & red.
So, I popped it over into CS5. I adjusted my levels, and ran a High Pass filter. For this one, I really wanted her to Pop, so I used a vibrant blending mode and adjusted the layer opacity until it looked natural. I then cloned out a few distracting details (little bit of a crayon, shiny, straight mystery item in the bokah,and green thing in the bottom corner...) I made a duplicate layer, and painted it the color of her skin tone, and applied a blur to it, with a mask. On the mask, I painted with a soft, low opacity brush(10%) and smoothed out her chapped skin. I also made her eyes pop a little more. Then back over to Lightroom it went, to de-noise and add a slight vignette.
Then I played with it a little :)
SO, I try not to use too many actions I didn't create myself, but I wanted to try this photo using MCPActions's new mini fusion action.....her stuff is really, really great!
I like the warmer tones the fusion action brought out! :)