Friday, June 5, 2009

I ♥ Faces - Fix it Friday #16

I haven't had a chance to work on a Fix It Friday photo for a few weeks. I had some time today after a busy week and thought I'd take a quick crack at this week's photo. Such an adorable boy!

I didn't do a good job of writing down specific steps on what I did to process these photos, but here's what I remember:

I opened the photo in Lightroom and did the following - Bump in exposure, decrease clarity, make duplicate of photo and apply Sesame Ellis preset "colorless kick" to B&W, Exported both copies to Photoshop. Individual actions for each photo are listed below.

Photoshop Color - increased blacks in levels layer, Pro Retouch & Eye Bump (Totally Rad), desaturated the red to get rid of some of the pink cast in the lips, ran Dfine 2.0 to decrease noise (I think I love this plug in. Still working with the demo version, but it is great.)

Fix It Friday #16 - Color

Photoshop B&W - Eye Bump, Bitchin B&W (70%), Cinnamon Toast (20%), Dfine 2.0 to decrease noise.

Fix It Friday #16 - B&W

Do you love editing photos? Go over to I ♥ Faces to download and edit this week's photo. Or, check out the other submissions to get inspired with ideas.


Alice said...

these look great. i think i like the b&w the best. it makes his eyes really stand out!

i have my edit posted, too. feel free to critique and give me some suggestions if you want. i am looking for helpful pointers! thanks :O)

Sid said...

Great work, I like the BW best!

i played too, please check out my edits and let me know what you think

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