Friday, October 30, 2009

Fixit Friday #34


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This week's lovely photo is a beautiful fairy. When I saw her, I knew I wanted to take a turn at editing this photo. She is sooo sweet.

First, I imported the picture into Lightroom. I rotated the image, which consequently, gave it a significant crop. I stopped the rotation when the crop got as tight as I was willing to go. Last week I made a preset I call Boys Town, it is basically some playing around with saturation and tones giving a golden-brown cast. I used that as a base and tweaked it a bit to give her a soft peachy look.

Then I opened the edited picture into Photoshop where I brightened and sharpened the eyes. I tried to blend out the bruises by using the clone tool at 50% and I cloned out a distracting branch from the background at 100%. Due to the small size, it was getting a bit pixely/grainy, so I used a noise-reduction program (Topaz Denoise). That made the picture a little too smooth, so I finished it off by placing a Florabella texture (nostalgia, soft light, 44% opacity) over it. It's still overly smooth, but in this case I like it.

To see the other edits, click here.

5 comments:

Sandy "From the Heart of Texas" said...

Beautiful! She looks like a little china doll! I love the peachy coloring and the crop.

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

LOVE what you did with it!

Leah and Maya said...

Just amazing! although the thing that bugs me about the photo is the dirty little finger nails. I am just in awwwwwwww, someday maybe I will be able to do that.

Donna said...

One word: Wow!!

Please come spend with the weekend with me? Please, please please!!!

I need to know what you know!

:)

Donna
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Lilly said...

It is absolutly gorgeous!