Friday, September 18, 2009

// posted by Jessica in Photography @ 6:09:27 pm -
Fix-It Friday

I couldn’t decide what to do to this picture. Her hands seemed distracting to me. I tried cropping it, but didn’t like it. I tried blurring them a little, but didn’t like it. I went back and forth, back and forth. Here’s what I finally came up with. I’m not as happy with it as I’ve been with some of my previous fixes.

The original:

The edit:

What I did:
Liquify on her left eye ever so slightly.
Claire-ify at 100% (TRA2: The Revenge).
Slight Pro-Retouch (100%) and Eye Bump (100%) (Totally Rad Actions).
Pross Crossessed #2 at 20% (TRA).
Troy at 50% (TRA2).
Select-O-Pop on her face at 50% (TRA2).
Green With Envy on the greenery in the background at 50% (TRA).
Boutwell Magic Glasses at 50% (TRA).

See more fixes at I ♥ Faces.

3 Responses to “Fix-It Friday”

  1. crystal says:

    Very colorful and brighter, but not too bright. It’s perfect.

  2. frances says:

    Wow, you’re right. A crop of just her head is awkward, and a crop of just her eyes might be cool, but there would be no background, or dimension.
    I think I might’ve added a flower to her hands. Or ribbon… but it is an odd shot.

  3. Tara says:

    Just wanted to say how much I love this ongoing feature. I have only Elements, and even then am a hopeless beginner (just learning what layers even ARE), so it’s inspiring to see how much a photo can improve.