Friday, November 20, 2009

Fix-It Friday #37 - Hands-On Photo Editing Fun!

AFTER
You can click on the picture to see it better! pictures are so small

BEFORE


It is Fix it Friday at http://www.iheartfaces.com/ ! This used to be my favorite day... but been so busy I haven't participated in so long! Isn't this little girl darling! Look at her expression as she is playing in these leaves!


This is my edit for the week. I am limited to my software and only have photoshop elements 2.0 (So old School). I have a good excuse though... I am waiting for Windows 7 to come in before downloading software to my new laptop! So using the old desktop computer for now! :D


Here is what I did to the photo


1) Sharpened the photo

2) Removed color cast

3) Enhanced the reds and yellows and greens in the photo to only the leaves and the grass

4) Did a gradient pattern on the photo to darken the outside of the leaves and brightened up only the area around her face so she is what you are drawn too

5) Added some lettering on the photo and a rectangle border along the bottom

6) Did a radial blur using "spin" in photoshop

7) Deleted the areas that I didn't want to have a radial blur like around her face and around some of the leaves

8) Cropped Photo

HAPPY FRIDAY!

10 comments:

Saharra said...

Oh man! Your edit left me breathless! I really loved the artistic "spin" on the photo. Great job!!!!

MRS Jen McNeil said...

oh my gosh! this is the best edit ive seen so far for this photo! Breathtaking is the right word! AMAZING!

Joy Taylor said...

i think this is one of my favorites. very well done!

Sharon said...

so cool how you used the radial blur... I've never seen that before and I love it!

Thanks for teaching me something new!

Anonymous said...

I REALLY love this. So nice and very artsy wihthout being "cheesy" (which sometimes happens with photoshop effects). Thanks for the posting the steps you took to make it happen. I would love to try it sometime. Kelli Mc.

Jules said...

Definately a winner! I love the spinning around the little girl!
It realy makes the photo unique!
Good job, I always love seeing what kind of edits you come up with. : )

It's The Young's Y'all said...

Love the effects on this one!

Taylor said...

This one is really great! So glad you are back to the edits again, I always love seeing what you come up with.

BTW - The new background is great!

Mariah said...

HA! We DID crop it the same way:) I like it lots.

Drew said...

I love your edit. It is so unique and totally works on this photo!

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