Friday, January 14, 2011

Fix it Friday - I {Heart} Faces


I'm participating again in the I Heart Faces Fix it Friday (their #82, my second).  It's fun to have someone else's photo to edit for a change, although their photos never seem to need much changing! :)

Here is the original (by Rachel Durik):

FIF 82

Both of my edits I did in Adobe Lightroom 2.

FIF 82-2

I felt it was a little too heavy on the negative space on the right. If there was a little bit on the left I think it would have felt more balanced. So, I cropped out a lot of it. Then I warmed it a bit, upped the exposure, upped the saturation just a touch, and sharpened the eyes. (Ok, so the eyes were already sharp, I just wanted to try out the adjustment brush in Lightroom!)

FIF 82-3

For the second edit I cropped close in on the girls face (love those freckles!). Then I ran a preset called "Matt's Vintage Style" (he also has one that adds grain to the image). I thought it was a bit too green for this photo so I moved the tint more to the magenta side. I upped the exposure, sharpened the eyes and added just a hint of an edge burn.

So much fun!

Ooo, by the way, I'm going to have a couple projects featured tomorrow (Saturday) morning at the DIY Showoff!  Yay!

Plus, when I get to 100 followers I'm going to do a giveaway and start my own linky party (with a catch).  Woohoo!

6 comments:

  1. Love both of the edits! Very nice!!

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  2. The url for DIY Showoff you give should be
    thediyshowoff.blogspot.com. (Add "the" at the beginning). Thanks for the info.

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  3. Oops! Thank you for the heads up!

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  4. I like both your edits: how did you do them (i.e., I am so lame at lightroom I stick with presets, can you show me how you did yours? I can never get eyes to just pop like that; they are always dark little spaces that make you think "what colour eyes are those anyways".)

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  5. Those look amazing!! I'm so happy to know (and be related to!) you!! By the way, I just gave you the "Stylish Blogger" Award. Booya! http://radmegan.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-sunday-its-major-award.html

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