Fix It Friday #21

Another reason to love Friday’s? Fix It Friday’s over at i heart faces. Every Friday they will post a reader’s photograph for others to show off their editing skills. This gives me an excuse to purposely learn something new in Photoshop Elements or try my hand at digital scrapbooking. Or in today’s case, a little of both.

Original

Original

 Cropped and Picture Noise Reduced

Cropped and Picture Noise Reduced

Pse 7 Embossing Effect

Pse 7 Embossing Effect

My Scrapblog

Click here to view more or to try your hand at editing this weeks photograph

Click here to view more or to try your hand at editing this week's photograph


Fix It Friday #20

I heart Friday’s because over at i heart faces they challenge us readers to take a photograph submitted by a reader and put our photo editing skills to work.  This weeks photo comes from Lindsay and is titled, “Little Miss”.  Here is the original.

 

 

As for editing, I agree with others that the background is a little distracting.  So I decided to try my mouse pen at some selective coloring in Photoshop Elements 7.  Once I had the digital photograph open in my editor, I created a background copy layer.  I converted this layer to black and white, leaving the original layer in color.  Grabbed my mouse pen and outlined this adorable looking “Little Miss”.  Then I deleted her.  Yep got rid of the black and white image of her so that the color version could shine right through that black and white layer.  I then added a matted frame over the picture to further bring out the color in her sundress.  And here you have my final edit.

If you would like to try your hand at editing this photograph, then click on over to i heart faces and show us your skills.  Now its time to go check out the other reader submissions.

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Fix-It Friday

Today I was handed a challenge to fix this picture.  Overall the composition is great because the person who took this photo filled the frame with the childs face.  But in my opinion, the face was lost in the shadows.

Fix It Friday BEFORE

Fix It Friday BEFORE

First I uploaded this picture into ArtSoft PhotoImpression 6.  Then I added some Fill light.  Once I did this, I noticed some camera noise around the nose that was distracting to me.  I did a little Photo Healing to take away this distraction.  That’s all that was really needed to fix this photo.  Now you can clearly see the sparkle in the child’s eye and his beautiful smile.

FixIt After

FixIt After