Friday, June 17, 2011

Fix it fridays

Once again another editing challenge that I can't resist! here is the original photo:
and since it is a family portrait I didn't want to mess with it too much in the way of textures and such so as to be hangable on a wall like I would want so here is my cleaning up edit:

I just wanted to brighten them up and give it a shot of color...
I use photoshop elements 7
first I used levels and adjusted the sliders to the lightened effect I wanted then I corrected the skin color and up'ed the saturation and contrast.  I masked off the family and used a photo filter on the background to warm it up a bit.  I also used a couple Coffee Shop actions: urban grit on the leaves and glamour glow just to bring out the eyes a touch.

So that is my process for this photo I hope you like it!

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  1. What a great edit, You really brightened it up!

  2. Great job with the edit! It looks so much better warmed up :)