Friday, July 17, 2009
As if I don't have enough of my own photos to edit, I thought I would participate this week in the I ♥ Faces "Fix-it Friday". This darling little angel captured my interest and I was determined to see what I could do with her picture.
Here's the breakdown:
Using Photoshop CS4 I first cropped the image down to where her hand just fit into the picture. I put up a strong (87%) gaussian blur over the image and then used a mask to bring back the clarity of the subject. I used a soft-edge brush and 33% opacity so that I could blend it evenly without any sharp edges.
Once the background was gone in a blur, I imported a pink scratchy texture (free on flickr) and again masked out the subject. The child was leaning a bit to the left, so I rotated the image 7 degrees.
Then I applied a frame overlay from the Pixel Fairy Princess and once again masked out most of the subject. I also brightened the eyes with curves (2nd step). I hope you like it.
For other great ideas on how to edit this picture, click here.
Posted by Lori Lynn at 1:58 PM