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Friday, March 20, 2009

Fix It Friday: Dimpled Darling

It's Friday again, and time to practice my photo-editing skills with this adorable photo by Angie of i Heart Faces. Here is my edited version:

And here is the original:

Here is what I did to this photo:
Opened in GIMP. Applied unsharp mask to entire photo. Lassoed irises and lashes and applied a second unsharp mask. Under colors menu, increased brightness and contrast using slider bar. Also decreased reds under Color Balance menu. Lowered overall color saturation. Selected red from color menu and increased lightness, lowered saturation. Added a layer, set to overlay at 50% opacity. Dodged the whites of eyes. Flattened image. Saved.
Opened image in Picnik. Cropped. Used blemish fix on undereye redness. Used shine-be-gone on nose. Added Cross Process effect faded to 85%. Added Sepia and selected peachy/gray from color bar. Saved to my computer. Done!

20 comments:

Simply AnonyMom said...

Beautiful! It looks like it belongs in a magazine!

Katelyn said...

Very nice! Great job on the lighting!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

This looks great. I've never used GIMP. Great job, love it.

Rachel said...

I really love what you did with this photo - it really brings out all the best lighting and shades!

Elisabeth said...

Oh i Love it! Great job!

TJ said...

and looks great to me!
Tj
http://tjphotoexpressions.blogspot.com/2009/03/fix-it-friday-dimpled-darling.html

Kelly said...

I love it! You do such a great job!

Heather said...

Wow, looks incredible! Thanks for giving the step-by-step instructions. I think you and I are the ONLY ones on earth not using Photoshop. I've never heard of GIMP and you've probably never heard of Fireworks. Haha But I'm gonna try it!

Mamarazzi said...

D-A-R-L-I-N-G! simply beautiful really!

The Rambler said...

I'm a complete moron when people start talking about correct lighting photo talk.

BUT I always love admiring great photos. Wow. Great job and making it more WOW.

:)

All these B's and Me! said...

That is amazing and I'm so interested in practicing this. Thanks so much for the step by step details. What a beautiful picture.

Heather said...

You did a great job! Rally like it.

Melinda said...

Wow! Great job...it's gorgeous!!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Yikes! None of that made any sense to me.. but my husband would get it. Me? I'll just enjoy a cute picture!

Lolli said...

That's a fabulous edit!! I really love it!

Shangrila said...

The finished piece is gorgeous! I'm so impressed by all the photo editing you did (and that you knew how to do it!) I can barely resize a photo in Photoshop-lol!

Libby said...

wow! That is awesome editing!!

susette said...

I'm coming over from Blog Stalkers Unite, asking for your help. I am in the running for a round trip airfare paid ticket to Connecticut, to meet a friend I became acquainted with through blogging. She is a super fun person and is holding this contest. I entered a funny story titled "Grapejuice Floaties, Now Marry Me." The person whose story receives the most votes will win a trip to meet this generous lady, whom I'm hoping to meet. The voting ends tomorrow I believe. I am ahead for now but there is a story coming up from behind out of nowhere and I would so, so, appreciate your help. Her blog is www.becausemomsaidso.blogspot.com and the voting is on the sidebar on the right. "Grapejuice, Floaties" Just go there and cast a vote for me, please. Thanks so much-you're awesome! ♥

Rhonda said...

What a handsome little man. Great job on the photo. I like what you did!

Melissa said...

He's so cute!
How did you remember all those steps? It sounds like a lot of work but the end result is great!