Friday, September 11, 2009

Week #28 Fit-It-Friday at I ♥ Faces

It's that time again at I ♥ Faces. The time when they provide us a photo that needs just a little punch to make it perfect. We get to edit it any way we want, then post it here. Let's get started.
Here is the original photo they gave us to work with. A sweet little face.
I liked the way the original was cropped, so I didn't do much with that other than remove the white border. Here are the steps I took:

Picasa: tune up highlights and shadows
pump up the contrast

PSCS3: auto levels
brought up saturation
took down the reds
brought up the blues
evened skin tone with brush tool
lightened skin under eyes
brightened the eyes and lips
noise reduction
sharpened edges magic skin/powder action
I didn't really do anything more than reverse the image. I like to do that so I can see what the photo looks like from that perspective :).
Here I rotated the photo a bit to the right and cropped in closer to highlight the eyes. My other steps were basically the same.
For this one I reversed the image and popped the eyes a bit more. Then I used Coloring Book, cocoa twist action, which really brings the eyes out more and takes the photo to a hightened black and white.

If you want to see what everyone else did with their edits this week, just visit I ♥ Faces here. It's a great way to learn editing tricks!


Anna said...

LOVE that first edit! it's NOT overdone...which i love. thanks for the great fix-it!

B said...

Your edits are great. I love how natural the first is and I love the flip version! I have yet to figure that trick out......not even sure if my old PSE 4.0 can do it!

Thanks for the comments on my blog :o) and yes! Definitely a BEAUTIFUL baby to work with!!!

Jenn said...

Wow! I love your edits, especially the first one. I really like the color pop that it has. Nicely done!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment.

Melissa said...

Alice...thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. Your photo looks amazing! How did you reverse the picture? Very Cool....I love it!

Puna said...

I love it! And for some strange reason, I love the flip too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful edits -- they look so natural. That is what I was going for, but struggling to get. Thanks for sharing your steps!

Amanda Heath said...

Love how you brought out the colors in the first edit.

Me-Mo said...

I love the way you brightened the back ground colors! Looks fabulous!

Jennifer Froh said...

LOVE that first edit! gorgeous!!!!

Kriztella said...

Wow, I love the first one :) Really great fix-it.

And thanks for commenting on my blog :)

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