Friday, May 1, 2009

Fix-It Friday #12 – Hands-On Photo Editing

My first fix it friday! How exciting! To see more great fix it fridays posts click here

This reminds me of one of the thousands of pictures I have of my boys at the park. This picture reminds me so much of the typical care-free boy... playing, smiling, and being just a "boy!"

So I wanted to bring that into my photo.

What did I do

Step 1- I took out the hot spot in his faces

Step 2- I adjusted the coloring in the photo using Nik Software Filter- Graduated Neutral Density

Step 4- I softened his skin using Nik Software Filter Dynamic Skin Softener and I enhanced the foilage in the background

Step 5- I added a "touch" of Glamour Glow to the photo

Step 6- I crossprocessed the photo using Nik Software Filter L07

Step 7- I used a textured background in a new layer and used a Pin Light (opacity 43%) into the photo for an old textured look

Step 8- I cropped the photo

Step 9- I added the typing "All Boy" into the photo

Step 10- I added a white and blue border

How fun was that! I learned new stuff about out to edit shadowing on photos and can't wait to use them on some of my old and future photos!
Here is the original
Here is the one I edited


Melanie said...

Nice fix. I didn't even think about photoshopping the sun highlight off of his face.

drewmark19 said...

Really, really great job! And you're right, he's all boy. :)

Becca said...

Your edit looks great! :-) Love it!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. I really like it. What a fun edit. Your software seems nice.

Tess said...

I like the vintagy feel to this!

Shae said...

I really like the coloring you did. nicely done.

Teresa said...

Wow, this is great! Love your colors and tones, and the words are so fun!

AJ said...

Nice work!

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