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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shoot & Edit : Edit



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.

Full Edit



Then I played with it a little :)

BW Edit


Fun Edit


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! :)

15 comments:

allison said...

wow, your edits are beautiful - her eyes really become the focus of the image. I love your black and white!

- Jessi - said...

Gah, I can't get over how cute she is! Great edits :)

Sheri said...

She's so cute. Love the edits!

Kindred Spirit said...

Your edits are beautiful, I especailly love your B&W :)

Tara said...

Beautiful, I love all your edits, especially MCP and B&W!

Meg said...

I really love all your edits but the B&W is my favorite!! :)

Jill Samter Photography said...

all of them turned out great - best editing yet that i have seen here! GREAT job!!!!!!

AJ said...

Really pretty edits...they are all beautiful! Love the MCP mini-fushion to...

Cedar said...

Great job! Thanks for explaining in detail. You definitely went from good to WOW on all of them, though I like the fun and minifusion best.

Courtney said...

Love the mini-fusion action! I think that's the edit I like best. :) She is such a sweetie!

Kimberly said...

I love them all! I love the full edit the best. She is so adorable!

And I really must install and play with the MCP Mini Fusion action. I downloaded it weeks ago! :)

Mom Photographer said...

Those edits are GREAT, but I really like the "fun" one!

Ashley Sisk said...

Great job - love you mini fusion version the best I think.

Jenn said...

Great job! I like all the edits, my fave is the mini fusion!

julie said...

Sweet shot - love the b&w best :)