Sweet Baby Girl Fix it Friday

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 :-)

Buckeroomama  – (5/21/2010 10:02:00 AM)  

Your edit is super... and I love the mask!! Okay, I'll have to head on over to check it out. :)

Shelle  – (5/21/2010 08:36:00 PM)  

Gorgeous!!! I love the frame around it in your last edit. You did an awesome job! Thanks for taking the time to edit my photo!

Vaughn Mathis  – (5/21/2010 08:37:00 PM)  

Excellent black and white edit.

Anonymous –   – (5/21/2010 08:44:00 PM)  

Love the black and white and the frame!

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