Thursday, July 22, 2010

Before/After Blog Hop

For this weeks Pixel Perfect Before/After Blog Hop, I was taking pictures of my son in our backyard. I was really trying to focus on getting crisp, clear eyes. I like how this picture looked so I did 2 edits.


Color Edit:

In ACR I increased the exposure, contrast and vibrance.
Then into PSE 7. I tried a different way of editing those baby blue eyes. I used the lasso tool to select his eyes. Then I increased the brightness (slightly) and the saturation until I liked the look. Then I increased the contrast of the entire picture and sharpened using the high pass filter.

Dramatic B&W edit:

I took the color edited picture and ran my favorite, Florabella B&W Vanilla action. I played with the layer masks until I was happy. LOVE IT!

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear what you think =)
Have a great day!

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  1. Such dramatic eyes - love this shot! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I lOVE the black and white version of this photo!