Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Edit Me Week 12

I LOVE editing, I really do! So thankfully, we're back from vacation and I'm ready to join one of my favorite challenges again....EDIT ME over at Branson's blog, My Reflection of Something.

Here was the SOOC:

My edit:

I opened it up in ACR and increased the exposure, blacks, contrast and vibrance. Then over to PSE 7 where I used the transform tool (not something I do very often) to get the horizon straight. But because this image was vertical it didn't leave much room once rotated. So I cropped drastically, but thought it still was nice and focused on the daddy and his little girl. =)

Then I played around with the color of the photo a bit. I wanted the water to be a bit more blue so I added a new, blank layer and selected a nice shade of blue and filled in the entire layer. I changed the opacity to 50% and the blending mode to color burn. With the eraser on 100% I erased all the blue from the dad and daughter, leaving a nice blue tone to the water. After that I ran a 'clean color' action, sharpened and voila!

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  1. So sweet - I"m liking that closer crop.

  2. This close crop is very sweetly centered on them... very nice!

  3. You have made this photo even sweeter with that close crop! And I love how you brought more color into the water!