I heart faces photo challenge

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Edit challenge

Edit Me






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One of my goals is to be able to take photos, and edit them to make them more attractive. I'm a super novice, keep saying I'm going to take a class and really figure out what I'm doing, but alas, life is busy and it hasn't happened yet.


OK, my editing skills are shakey at best.

I took the photo, lightened it, then evened out the skin tones, smoothing and making them look baby soft. I made the eyes blue ( I think they were really a shade of green) brightened the eyes, and added a little color to the lips.

I really wanted to put in some sky, but I couldn't figure out how.  I finally went to Adobe Photoshop elements, and started playing around...I tried cutting, I tried paint bucket, nothing worked, then I saw the presets for crayon, colored pencil, etc.  I hate to admit this, but I clicked on something, no idea what, and it looked like an old fashioned oil painting.  I had no more time to invest in this, but saved it and here it is. The eyes ended up too blue, somewhere along the line this changed and I couldn't figure out how to undo it..
Lame?  Yes, I know, I want to learn, and hopefully I will.

7 comments:

Melanie said...

Wahoooo! I am so glad you joined. You did a wonderful job! The skin looks lovely, & I love the softness of the the colors. High-5 friend!

Nancy said...

I am new too so don't feel bad....I love the blue eyes...

stephanie slater clark said...

I'm so glad you joined us this week! Thanks for linking up and editing my photo! Hope we see you next week!

Heather said...

I like the eyes so bright! You did a great job!

Sarah said...

You will be amazed at what you learn from this challenge! Every week I have a list of things I want to try! I love what you did with the lips (compared to the skin tones). They look so kissable.

k*handtke said...

I've learned so much from experimenting with different effects! Love the edgy feel to yours! Welcome aboard!

Branson said...

Dramatic and fun! :)

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