Friday, September 25, 2009

Fix It Friday #30

Today's challenge was definitely challenging. I tried to used Flickr, but couldn't get the right link, so I am trying it again here on my blog. Here is my edited version. I used Lightroom to lighten, crop and adjust colors. Then I opened it in Photoshop CS4 to lighten and sharpen the eyes. I added catchlights and used Topaz Denoise on extreme to remove the noise and grain. I increased the resolution and then finally, layered a french canvas texture to give it an aged look and to lighten the background.

Fix-it Friday 30

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Colleen said...

you did a great job!!!! Love the picture : )

day by day said...

Wow! That is truly amazing....great work!!!

aamayna said...

I found a comment you left on Leah and Mya's blog and wanted to stop over. Love your blog and y our girls are beautiful. We have actually made the same choices (have never tried nor had the desire to have biological children). Not right or wrong, just different and it is not often I meet someone of the same intent. I also enjoyed your post regarding cultural education with intl adoption. Anyway, nice to meet you!!

aamayna said...

Hey - I just wanted to thank you for sharing that yahoo group with me! I just joined and plan to check it out in more detail soon!!

Wilma said...

Lovely edit, very sweet photo.

Anna Grace and Andrew's Jie Jie said...

Love the picture! Awesome!

Donna said...


I really must get Lightroom. And then we need to spend a whole weekend together (with the Daddies taking care of the kids!) so you can teach me all of your tricks!


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Michelle said...

Wow, GREAT edit!!!

Ladyblog said...

Great pics!