3.13.2009

I Heart Faces

Have you seen the I Heart Faces blog? It's built around portrait photography and I love to browse it.

On Fix-It Fridays, they post an image that needs a little help, and it's up to the readers of the blog to give it a little boost.

Here's this week's image.



Just a reminder- I didn't take this image. I've just made myself in charge of playing with it.

Anyway, remember a few days ago when I told you about The Pioneer Woman's Actions for Photoshop? Well, those played a big part in my fix-up:



I edited the photo this way:
1. Crop.
2. Fresh and Colourful. Adjust opacity of "soft light" layer.
3. Boost. Adjust opacity.
4. Bring On The Eyes.
5. Flatten image.
6. Adjust Hue/Saturation. Select "Reds" and crank up the saturation. Adjust blues and crank up the saturation even more.
7. Clone out the pesky mossy tree thing and make it look like it was never there.

The end! That whole edit takes only a few minutes. If you haven't made friends with Photoshop (I'm using CS4, but they're all good) then you really, really need to.

6 comments:

Teresa said...

I think your edit is beautiful. Eyes, color, everything is so nice!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. This is a very nice edit. I loved it.

The Mrs. said...

very nicely done! looks fantastic!

Carebear said...

Wow, great job. Wonderful processing!

Shae said...

Nice edit. I like the brightness

Lolli said...

I love the fact that you clonned out the tree! Great use of the action! I love seeing so many versions of my picture! ;)