It's not as if I don't have my own pictures to edit, print, and share. And yet, I find myself sitting here tinkering with someone else's photo this fix-it-Friday! It's no wonder I don't get anything done...I'm so distracted by every bright shiny thing that comes my way :-)
Here's I ♥ Faces "before" photo this week. It's a cute shot of this adorable little girl, but the mom says she was low on light and she doesn't like the distracting background. Clearly, there's also a bit of a color cast.
My first step (as always) was to open in Lightroom. I couldn't quite get the color right, so I switched to b&w, which had the added benefit of knocking out some of the distracting background. I also did a quick skin soften, and then I did my favorite part...enhanced the eyes. Eyes just make or break a portrait, don't you think? Stay tuned - I think I'm going to start writing some tutorials on making eyes pop (and even adding missing catch lights!).
Finally, I popped over to PSE to remove a few little distractions and to have some fun with one of Jerry's masks. Good grief, I'm crazy about this artist. Go see him at Shadowhouse Creations - tell him he's wonderful and that I sent you :-)