Friday, June 18, 2010

Fix-it Friday #59 at i heart faces



This Fix-it Friday photo was submitted by Julie Rivera Photography, an IHF contributor. Here is her before:
FixitFriday#59original


And here is my edit:
FixitFriday#59HT


As soon as I saw the image, I knew I wanted to go black and white with a really soft focus. (I think colored stripes in general are very distracting for photos.)

My workflow, using Photoshop CS4:
~cropped to focus on baby's face
~levels adjustment layer to lighten midtones
~reduce noise
~unsharp mask 100, 1, 10
~convert to black and white
~duplicate, gaussian blur set to 4, then selectively masked to increase softness
~a little tweaking of contrast to add pop

Thanks for looking!
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8 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! I have to say that I'm loving most of the BW edits that I've seen of this photo so far. :)

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  2. I love the black and white edit! She looks so soft!

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  3. I agree, I love how soft you made her! Great job!

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  4. So amazing! Its my favorite edit so far! nicely done!
    ~Jessica
    http://jncphotos.blogspot.com/

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  5. She looks like a doll...a sweet, beautiful, never crying doll. :) Lovely edit and the B&W is a great choice here. Thank you for participating!

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  6. WOW! love your edit. it's beautiful!!

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  7. I love the softness and b&w tone, well done!
    And thankyou for visiting my blog and the lovely comment.

    Have a great day
    xMina

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