So since this was the first time I participated and I didn't know what she meant by a clean edit, I went back to the tutorial for week one. I opened my JPG in Elements Camera Raw and tried to edit the white balance, etc. I played with different numbers. The main changes I learned how to do was custom white balance (picking the white of the hat) and adding to the blacks to make the wheel barrow a true black. I can see how knowing that will be very helpful, but after all the playing I really wasn't any happier with the image. Granted, I do just like the picture for what it is worth.
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I went back to work on sharpening again after Ashley's reminder to play with opacity and encouraging comments that the edits did do something. I found out in the process of changing opacity that I had one of Ashley's settings WRONG. She has .5 radius, and I have 5.0 radius. Makes a really big difference! Now I can see how it helps. Thank you so much! It is particularly noticeable in the knitting on the hat and in defining my sweet girl's face.
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