Friday, February 26, 2010

Fix It Friday Challenge

The Fix It Friday challenge this week has such an adorable image, I couldn’t resist the challenge.

I first did some basic editing (some in Bridge), bringing down the exposure and pushing up fill light, brightness and contrast.  I also added a little vibrance,  In Photoshop CS 4 I edited the levels just a tiny bit.  Then I tried something I hadn’t done before.  I moved the slider for the Cyan Hue to the right and increased the saturation just a little.  It changed the colour of the sky to a more purply-blue colour.  (I think my lecturer would take me to task for that colour description!).  I sharpened a little and added some warmth using Pioneer Woman’s actions (link).  This is the image I got.

Then I played a bit, trying different looks to the one above.

70’s action from Pioneer Woman

Applied a few actions from Pioneer Woman in combination to try to create an antique sort of look

Cloud filter (I couldn’t resist)

I really like the original crop, but I tried two others, just for variety.

 

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5 comments:

  1. Wow! The purple sky one is really cool.
    Thanks for stopping by my photoblog.
    :)

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  2. Great job! The purple sky looks really neat but I love the 70's action from Pioneer Woman! Could you send me a link to it??

    I'm just a beginner! Check my Fit-It Friday out here - http://mothertobee.blogspot.com/2010/02/fix-it-friday-45.html

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  3. Here's the link http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/2009/08/pioneer-woman-action-sets-1-and-2-updated/
    Sorry, I updated the post so the link is in it :)

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  4. I like your edit with the Cloud filter. It's kind of surreal looking. All of them look really good, though; the 70's one is great, too and takes me back to my childhood days. Great job and thanks for sharing your different takes on these!

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  5. Thank you, glad you liked them :)

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