Thursday, July 28, 2011

Week 29 good to WOW Edit Laughter

I do love these weeks when I only have one photo to edit!  In case you missed it in the flickr pool, here it is again:

Here is the basic clean edit I would usually stop at:
This is a levels adjustment, which I almost stopped at, and then the default settings from three layers from Ashley's Nice and Easy Action--brightness/contrast, lens filter, and pink layer.  Plus a slight crop.

Then I thought I would try a creative edit, too.
Original photo with layers adjustment.
Then Pure Photoshop Action--No Ordinary Slumber (part of their Taste of Pure currently free set).
Then Pure Soft (also free)--masked from skin and hair (I thought it might merge in the hand blur from my DoF.)
Then I duplicated the flattened image and set to multiply, but masked off of skin and carpet.
Then I ran Pioneer Women's BW Beauty action--still my favorite BW conversion action so far.
Then to bring a little color, I ran Pure Photoshop's Action Pink Lemonade (part of the free summer actions.)
Resized and sharpened for the web.

That's all folks!  Be sure to check out all the other edits and have a GREAT weekend!




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9 comments:

Susan said...

Cute, love the second one best I think. Great edits!

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

Love it, It was a great photo to start with and both edits are wonderful, i really cant even pick which one i like best!!

Ashley Sisk said...

You can do no wrong with your edits...as far as I'm concerned. I love both versions. I had to double check that I had both of those actions you mentions. Yep...now I just need to remember to use them.

Jaymi said...

I just love this shot! I really like the black and white but I love how the red of her dress pops in the first one!

Mama Monkey said...

LOVE your clean edit and your bw conversion! I have the Pure freebies too, now I just need to remember to use them!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful edits. Love the BW.

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Cedar-That 2nd shot is a winner for me. What a joyful smile you've chosen to share. How could anyone not smile along. I love the contrast of the red dress with the neutral carpet. Great image.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Such a sweet capture...and I love the edit!

Henrietta said...

She is so adorable and she is really having fun:)