This week’s photo is already so wonderful, it’s just a BONUS to be able to play with it!
For the BASIC edits, I adjusted levels just a little bit (adjusted the sliders in mid-tones and shadows) and then used unsharp mask to sharpen 80/2/0. Then I cropped to a horizontal 5×7 size. I then decided to clone out the post cutting right into the beautiful girl’s head.
For this edit, I used Florabella action “Vintage Spring” and then reduced that down 36%. Then ran Florabella action “Primrose” and reduced that down 71%. Then because I thought the yellow was a little overwhelming, I went into my hue and saturation and reduced just the yellow 20%. Then, just for fun, I ran the Florabella action “Sunflare left” from her Vintage Spring collection and reduced that down to 63%.
Then just for something different, I did a square crop, and added white edges.
For this edit, I just wanted something dreamy, something just a little different. I ran Pioneer Woman’s action “Colorized”. Then to add that dreamy effect, I ran Daniella’s action “So softly” which added such a nice, dreamy effect to it. Then I erased back in the beautiful little girls. Then I wanted a soft, lighter edge to the photo, so I used the rectangular marquee tool to select a section just inside the edges. Then I went up into “Select” then chose “inverse”, finally I chose “Select<Modify<Feather” and chose 100 pixels. Then I went into levels and upped the highlights until I was happy with the effect. Then I went into filters and added a Gaussian blur at 2.5%. Then did another crop.
I love a great black and white! I used Florabella’s action “B/W rain” from her Vintage Spring II collection and then reduced it down to 52%. I cloned out the wood post over her head, and then sharpened using unsharp mask to 80/2/0.
I’m really getting into the digital scrapbooking, so I used my 3rd edit and added it to a digital scrapbook page! Just for fun!
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