Thursday, October 08, 2009

Fix-It Friday #31



Over at I ♥ Faces, is the newest photo editing challenge. I decided to give it another try. I really enjoy playing around with other people's photos and this little guy was especially handsome.

BEFORE


First I imported the picture into Lightroom and warmed up the white balance, darkened the blacks, saturated the blues, added a slight vignette, desaturated the oranges and then played with some split-tones. I added a bit of gold highlights and blued-up the shadows. Next, I imported it into CS4 where I cleaned up some food on his face and some scratches on his forehead. I dodged some shadows on his cheek a bit. I smoothed the image and then finished it off with a Florabella texture at 35% on soft light blending mode(cool Sugar & Spice). It may sound like a lot, but it only took a few short minutes.

AFTER


For other clever edits, head on over to I ♥ Faces

6 comments:

Leah and Maya said...

Gorgeous!!!! that is fantastic, I am so so so jealous, I have photoshop E and don't really know how to use it, you are inspiring me, hopefully I can take a class next year, why coulsn't they just give you a book with it.

A Dog on My Chair said...

Very nice.

John said...

Nice work on your edits... Good Job!

Photography by Shae said...

Nice job!

sharonc76 said...

A lovely edit! love the warmth of the image.

Tiffany Walensky said...

great edit! I like how you lightened the shadows on his cheek.