Friday, July 23, 2010

I Heart Faces---Fit It Friday!

      It's been a while since Ive participated in Fix it Friday over at  I Heart Faces  but I am sooooo glad I found the time today. I was having withdrawls! Head on over and see more fixes along with load and load of creativity!!!                                             

                                                                Here is the ORIGINAL
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                                              and here is MY EDIT


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Here is how I got my edit:

1.Opened image in Camera RAW
2.Adjusted:
   Temp to +20
   Tint to negative 15
   Contrast to negative 39
   Clarity to + 10
   Vibrance to negative 35

3. Opened image in PSE 8

4.Run Vanilla Pop Action ( I cannot remember who its from...*sniff*)
   Layer>Flatten
   Grab Move Tool and drag vanilla pop layer to the original image. Drop opacity for Layer 1 to 68% and line up the two images. Put opacity back up too 100% Change Mode to Soft Light.

5. Layer> Flatten

6. Run Pioneer Woman's Define Sharp Action. Drop opacity of that layer to 60%.

7. Layer>Flatten

8. Run Lemon and Honey Action ( by same creator of Vanilla Pop action)
   Layer>Flatten (discard hidden images)
   Grab Move Tool and drag to original image. Again, drop opacity to line up the two images. Once lined up, put opacity back up to 100%.

9. Layer>Flatten

10. Layer> Duplicate Layer

11. Grab Burn tool
   set size to 91 px
   range-midtones
   exposure- 75%
Burn (darken) grass and poles, but leave area around girls un-burned. (gives a glow effect to them)
 * Drop opacity of Copy layer to 90%

12. Layer>Flatten

13.Run Coffee Shop Babypowder Room Action
   "smooth skin"layer-using white, soft 22 px brush set at 68% opacity, brush to smooth dkin on neck and cheek of Angie's Daughter ( girl in pink dress)
   "lighten skin" layer-using soft, white, 9 px brush with opacity of the brush set to 68%, lighten skin under eyes of both girls.
   "Eye Define" layer- using same brush and opacity settings as above steps, define eyes on both girls.

14. Layer> flatten

15.Enhance>Adjust Lighting>Shadows/Highlights
   set Lighten Shadows slider to 30% ( this will lighten the girl in the white dress' hair just a bit)

16. Image>Rotate> Flip Horizontal

17. File>Save

                                                                     AufWeidersehen!

6 comments:

Julie said...

Nice! I like it flipped. BTW the kids in your blog header are adorable!

Jessica said...

Thanks for showing us exactly how you edited it! Don't you love actions!! I love how the edited version turned out too!

Pink Shoes Photography said...

love the flip!!

Raven Mathis @ LMMP said...

Great edit and I love how you changed it up on us all and flipped it.

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

fabulous edit! Love the smoothy creamy skin. I should try coffee shops action on the skin. I have never used it. But it sounds pretty cool. I may have to give it a shot

Linkie Lueville said...

LOVE how you flipped the last one! makes it look like a totally different picture!