Friday, May 1, 2009

Fix It Friday #12

It's Fix It Friday...and the people over at iHeartFaces gave us a good one this week. This week's picture is of an odrable blue-eyed boy, but there are shadows on his face. Apparently, there is new software to alleviate this probelm, but I don't have it.

Here is the original:

So here are my fixes, done completely in PSE 5.0.

Fix #1 - this is my base. I did my best to remove the shadows and fill in the over-exposed cheek. I also lightend the entire image, played with the levels, and softened the skin a little. I worked off this image for all the other fixes.

Fixes 2 - 4
Same original edit, but with various cropping choices. For #4, I flipped the image first.



Fix 5 -
Simply desaturated the image...not color...not B&W.


The Fun Fix -
Added the overlay/texture and did some burning in the background

Make sure to check some of the other fixes over at iHeartFaces. Hope you enjoy!

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

Our names are strikingly similar, wow how cool!! I really like the last one alot. It's neat how you added the design onto the photo. Great job!!

drewmark19 said...

You did a great job addressing the photo issues (shadows, light patch), and I love the overlay effect in the last picture.

CINDERELLA said...

i really like the last one :-)

Becca said...

Wow I'm so impressed with how you fixed the lighting stuff . . . great job! And I especially love your last fix

Life with Kaishon said...

I thought the second to the last one was perfect! It is so funny how everyone has a different one they like : ). It just goes to show that we are all different and photography is so subjective : ). Very nice edits!

WendysPhotos said...

You did a great job! I have been trying to figure out how to download a 'less pixeled' better quality picture to begin with. You did a great job with the sun spot on his face - I didn't take the time to do that, but see it makes a big difference.

Tess said...

Love the overlay! Nice job!

Shae said...

Great job fixing the sun spot!

Teresa said...

Wow, your fixes are all beautiful! I love how they are all different, but all so effective. Very nice!!!

AJ said...

Those are awesome!