Friday, July 24, 2009

Fix-It Friday #21 - Hands-On Photo Editing!

It is fix it Friday again at http://www.iheartfaces.com/! This was a challenging week. Why, you ask? Well because I felt like this week they had us edit a photo that I thought was perfectly fine just the way it was. The sharpness was great, the coloring looked fine, and the background was eye catching.... so I guess it is time to whip out some textures again through Photoshop. I know you have seen a lot of these edits but it is something new I learned and I am trying to master it! So deal with it! :D

Here were the steps that I took

1) Added a little sharpness

2) Added a little contrast and brightness

3) Did an adjustment layer and selected colorize and adj. the hue to 35

4) Did a 2nd adjustment layer and moved the saturation to 85

5) Did a levels adjustment layer and adjusted the color

6) Added 4 different textures to only the background of the photo

7) Used an overlay mask from www.jessicasprague.com class and typed in the font Mysterious and Compelling using Porcleain font.

That was it! Hope you enjoy and Happy Friday!

My edit


Original





15 comments:

Jennifer Froh said...

Oh wow!!! I LOVE the background!Very creative!! Great job!

drewmark19 said...

I love the overlay and the fonts are great. Guess I need to actually get everything from that class downloaded already! :)

Heidi Roberts said...

I love this! Gorgeous!

Mandi said...

That texture is fantastic!

camerapatty said...

I absolutely love the background. Definitely makes the photo pop!

Wishing you a scent-sational Friday!

Photography by Shae said...

Fantastic job....LOVE the background!

Tiffany Walensky said...

I am LOVING that background texture. I also like how you brought out the freckles =)

Elizabeth said...

Oooo what a fun edit! Love it. :)

I Love Pictures said...

Love it! I really like that background!

Taylor said...

Awsome edit! The b&w really makes the texture pop!

Kate - k8tography said...

My favourite edit so far!!! Just fantastic!

Shannon said...

LOVE your edit of that picture... saw original on i heart faces! AWESOME!

Lydee said...

very nice edit! looks like it could be a cd cover.

Jules said...

you are so amazing! I have a photo I would like you to edit if you want. How can I send it to you?

kimber said...

Holy schmoly, I didn't even try this one because, like you said, I thought it was awesome the way it was, but YOU did a fantastic job on it. It's really beautiful!

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