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Friday, April 2, 2010


I think I missed a friday or two recently for "fix it friday" but I wanted to get one in today. This photo is of an adorable little girl and when I saw it I decided that I wanted it to have a vintage vibe. So here is what I did...

Original Image:

My edited version:
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What I did:
1. Increased contrast and Levels to bring out the blacks.
2. Sharpened a little using Smart Sharpen to bring out the eyes more.
3. Coffeeshop Baby Powderoom action applied.
4. Coffeeshop Vintage action applied with these settings:
-Colorizer layer 58%
-Tint layer 17%
-Levels layer 91%
5. Distressed Texture overlay at 63% and erased off of girl.
6. MCP burnt edges at 50%.

Head on over to i heart faces to check out the other great edits!


Kim Chodorowski April 2, 2010 at 5:12 AM  

Oooh super cool, I love what you did!

Janelle Rushin April 2, 2010 at 5:36 AM  

I love the texture! Great job!

borne . image . photography April 2, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

Love the processing you've done here! I've been working with textures, and now I just need to learn how to erase it off of the subject ... any hints or tips would be great! Love your music, too! =)

beausarmywife4life April 3, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

Great texture!! Good job!

Ashley V. Photography April 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

Thanks borne.image.photography for the compliments! I love using textures. I apply the texture with a soft light blending mode and then use a layer mask and erase the texture off the skin with the brush tool set to about 75% opacity. Hopefully that helps!