Friday, March 12, 2010

Fix It Friday

POTD – March 12, 2010

iheartfaces fix-it-friday Missed a day…but here we are at Friday and it’s time for Fix It Friday over at iheartfaces.  This week’s photo needed some adjustments.  It was under-exposed, but not impossible to fix.

Here is the original:

OriginalFor my first fix, I just wanted to lighten it up a bit.  I also cropped it and cloned part of the little girl’s arm.  Once lightened it had an obvious color cast that I then corrected.  That gave me a better palette to work with.

Fix 1:

Fix 1

Much better…but there was still work to be done.  I reduced the noise and applied Perfect Portrait [a CoffeeShop Action] to the photo.  Then, the dark circles under the eyes were bothering me so I touched those up.  Personally, I’m not a 100% happy with how they turned out, but they are better.  There were also a few stray hairs that really stood out so I got rid of them.


Fix 2 PP Eyes 2

Then for fun, here are a few more.

Fix 3: Increased blur in the background

Fix 2 Blur

Fix 4: Selective coloring on the pinball machine

Fix3 BW

And finally, I used Picnik to give it a vintage look:

Fix Vintage

Check out some of the other “takes” on this photo over at iheartfaces…there are some seriously talented photo editors over there.

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Kelly @ illustrations said...

Clearly you're a talented editor yourself! Thanks for sharing what you used!

3 is my favorite...great work!

candacesoon said...

Very nice edits. I like the blurred backgroud one!

Ritsumei said...

These are some fun edits! I particularly like the selective color, where you highlight the pinball machine that's got her so captivated.

Here is what I did.