Friday, March 5, 2010

Fix It Friday at iHeartFaces

This week’s photo is really sweet.  The (very serious) little one has beautiful eyes, but I felt they got a little lost amongst all the blue in the image.  The lighting was also a little bit distracting, with most of his face in shadow. (Our eyes tend to go to the brightest part of the image first.)

 

I warmed the image a little, cropped it and sharpened the eyes.  Also added some texture.

Be sure to check out the other entries (my post might be up a little early, since my Friday starts before theirs!)

15 comments:

  1. ooohhh I like your play...awesome textures!!! and your crop is perfect. Well done.

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  2. Thank you :) I appreciate the compliment a lot

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  3. I like your crop & the softness of the face against the texture...very nice!

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  4. i love the crop you chose. and the colors are just beautiful!

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  5. Oooo! I LOVE your edit! Very well done!

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  6. Wow, thanks everyone. You make me feel really good about this edit :)

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  7. What a great job ! So inspiring and meaningful.
    You're very talented. Congrats :)

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  8. I really love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to edit.

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  9. Oh, I really love what you did. How did you sharpen the eyes?

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  10. I agree with everyone else - really nice crop. Love it.

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  11. For sharpening, I used Pioneer Woman's "Brighten Eyes" (separately for each eye and set the layers to low opacity - around 15- 20%) and then I used her "Sharpen This" action, also at a lower opacity.
    Glad everyone likes this so much! :)

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  12. I like your texture in your picture...but then again I am a texture junkie, ha, ha.

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  13. Nice job!! I warmed mine up also, using PW's Soft and Faded action.

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  14. Erica, try the Filter in Photoshop (Texture | Texturiser) I used a texture, then ran the filter for extra texture
    Her actions are awesome, aren't they Amanda! :D

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