Friday, September 24, 2010

Fix It Friday - Number 72



Here's my play for this week's Fix It Friday from I Heart Faces.  This touching photo is by Julie Rivera Photography.

Original



My Edit



My steps in CS5:

Levels adjustment layer - brightened overall and masked off baby's shirt
Curves adjustment layer for skin tone - brought up green slightly to reduce magenta
Selective color adjustment layer on man's face - reduced red and yellow to remove redness/sunburn
Duplicated background layer with soft light blending at 13% opacity
Another curves adjustment layer to lighten man's face only
Crop, Resize
USM - 10%, Radius 40, Threshold 0.

9 comments:

  1. Love the close crop. Totally brought the focus on the daddy and the baby. :)

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  2. Terrific crop!!

    Here's my fix:
    http://mycameracandids.blogspot.com/2010/09/fix-it-friday-72.html

    I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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  3. Like the crop very much! It draws you into their faces really well.

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  4. Gorgeous!I love how bright it is!

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  5. Wonderful job of bringing them out of the shadows.

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  6. It's all been said...great closeup crop and a very natural look! Really special!

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  7. I like how you lightened up the image! Such a sweet photo!

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