Friday, July 24, 2009

Fix-It Friday #21 at I ♥ Faces


It's time for Fix-It Friday at I ♥ Faces. They provide us a photo from one of their contributors. We take the photo and edit it any way we wish and post it.
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Here is the photo they gave us this week to work with.
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This was my first edit. I lightened it up a bit, sharpened it, and worked on the eyes to bring out the color. I used PSCS3 to add a little fun solar flare.
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Next, I reversed the image and turned it into a black and white photo.
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Lately I've been playing with mcpactions coloring book - the cocoa twist action. In this last photo I was going for more of a dark feeling. Not good for every photo, but I thought it worked here with this particular one. This young man has some great dark eyes that I think really pop in this last edit. To see how others edited this great photo, visit I ♥ Faces.

14 comments:

Tara said...

So cool! I love the sun flare, it really gives it that extra something. Is there a simple way to do that in PS?

Pam D said...

I love all of the edits, but I really think I like the color one best (usually, I prefer black and white, washed out, or sepia). The green background just really sets off the dark hair and eyes (I love what you did with his eyes, too). And the sun flare is an awesome addition! Great job!

Mariana said...

I love the B/W and I especially like the photo flash touches! Thanks for your comment on mine!

Have a great weekend 2! =)

Jennifer Froh said...

OH! I LOVE the Solar Flare in the first one you did! WOW... that's cool!

Me-Mo said...

I love the solar flare. It worked great in all the edits. My favorite is the last one!

Nancy Brown said...

Those are great fixes. I do like the reveresed one. I shouldh ave tried it.

Love the eyes.. Great job

Photography by Shae said...

WOW! Alice, you did an awesome job.......love the solar flares.....my favorite it the colored one......you really did a nice job on all!!! :)

Photography by Shae said...

WOW! Alice, you did an awesome job.......love the solar flares.....my favorite it the colored one......you really did a nice job on all!!! :)

Rebecca said...

Oooh, I like that last one.

Lisa Webb said...

cool lens flare! as for the texture pioneer women has a bunch of great free texture actions you'd love them. http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/category/photoshop-actions/ Also in ps under filters, the grains, brush strokes and texture tabs have some great stuff too. The secret is using duplicate layers and layer masks. Have fun!!

Tiffany Walensky said...

I like the sun flare, great idea!

wenderful said...

I love the solar flare too! Very cool.

k8tography said...

The flare is a great addition! Love all of your edits!

When I flipped my 'fix' it didn't look right - yours does!!

I love the second last one. So cool!

Caroline Ghetes said...

Love the first black and white photo! Good for you for thinking outside of the box! : )



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