Friday, March 11, 2011

I ♥ Heart Faces ♥ and their Fix it Friday theme

 Heart Faces 
and their Fix it Friday theme

Here's the SOOC provided by Michelle Johnson
from Love that Shot


FixItFriday90 mytake

Here is my edit - I basically liked the composition, great placement in the photo!  Her eyes are right on our rule of thirds marker and make a great focal point.

I opened the SOOC shot in PS4 and ran Coffeeshop's Perfect Portrait 2 (one of my favorite actions), nicked the sharpen box, did just a tiny bit of skin softening, I did brighten her eyes almost imperceptibly and sharpen them just a hair.  Applied a vignette and decreased the opacity to 20%


Ran TRA Oh Snap decreased opacity to 15%
Ran TRA Contrast (Luma) decreased opacity to 60%
Ran TRA Ying Yang, touched up the wheat and grass to darken just a bit

Ran MCP's awesome FREE action Mini Fusion - it's a new favorite!
Opened the layers to nick the pink and yellow tones

Sharpened for web and flattened again.

Such a darling photo!

I wanted to do one vertical crop.  Her pose lends itself perfectly to a vertical pose . . .

All I did was crop, kept the eyes as the focal point, and ran TRA Vingnette and Blur, opened the layers to decrease the vingnette to 15%.  I like the softening around the edges and think it draws the attention to the lovely face and beautiful eyes.

FixItFriday90 mytake2

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your kind words about my edits. I really would love to leave a comment about your edits, but for some VERY weird reason, my computer's having a hard time downloading photos these past couple of days (not just from your site), so I only end up seeing the top 5% of the total photo (if at all!). :(



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