Anyway, I didn't want to be too long in posting, so I did edits on the least favored shots last night without Ashley's tutorial. I even edited one I hadn't uploaded to see if it could be improved.
|2 Soft Light--100%/60% top erased, Texture--Warm Grunge, Warming 85 Filter|
|Some Yellow and Red Boosts--erased hue Saturation on the bottom edge; Paper Grunge Texture, Frame Effect|
This next one was one of my favorites as is. It seems so soft and felt like it needed softer edits.
This still didn't seem soft enough so I added PW Heartland Action and erased it on one branch:
So that is what I did last night. Today I read Ashley's tutorial and to the two pictures everyone seemed to like the best I copied exactly what she did (except I chose a slightly different yellow for my fill color). It was great to learn how to add a Lens Flare. On I Heart Faces I couldn't join in this week because I did not have a picture where the sun flared on a face; I did not know I could add it in an edit. Though I imagine the truly great pictures do start with it already there, but I'm a ways away from figuring out that technique!
Here are the results. I do like them. I wouldn't have thought to edit these pictures in this manner, but I think it actually worked pretty well for these shots, particularly the second one.
|Edit on Picture SOOC 3|
|Edit on SOOC 5|
One last edit. It seemed like at least one of these was just screaming to be black and white so I took the SOOC 5 with all of Ashley's edits and ran PW Black Beauty. I do like it.
|SOOC 5 Edits and BW|
All Textures are from Kim Klassen's Cafe.