This little one’s mom caught her fabulous expression, but she has a few things that bother her about the photo.
I edited the photo in Photoshop CS4. I edited the levels and curves a little, then made the image a little warmer (PW Action). I added two textures, one of my own and one from Alex Beadon. Both textures were with soft light. Did a quick edge burn (PW Action), sharpened selectively (PW Action), then added a gradient fill. I finished it off with the ‘Lovely and Ethereal” and “Colourized” actions from Pioneer Woman.
Everything I did was totally experimental. Haven’t edited a photo this much before. Quite a few things I have never tried before. Was definitely fun!