Friday, August 27, 2010

Fix-it Friday #68 at i heart faces

This Fix-it Friday photo was submitted by Angie Arthur, an IHF contributor. Here is the original photo:

Fix-it-Friday #68 original

And here is my edit (image is clickable to see it larger):

Fix-it-Friday #68 my edit

Initially I did a color edit adding a sunshiny haze to this photo but the more I looked at it, the more I wanted a vintage, creamy look with a texture to match the tall grass.

Workflow in PS CS4:
~cropped and fixed the tilt
~adjusted levels
~curves adjustment layer set to screen, masked to show only on girl to lighten dark shadows
~flatten, then Noiseware at low opacity
~slightly increased contrast
~ran Florabella's Mink action from the Luxe collection, lowered contrast, tweaked tone and other effects within the customizable action
~added Paint the Moon's Timeworn Soft texture on soft light at 80% opacity, masked, then reduced the effect by 50% only on girl
~unsharp mask at 50%, 1 px, 10 threshold to add a touch of sharpness
~added a vignette

Thanks for looking and come check out the other edits at i heart faces!


  1. Wow, I really like this. Its so light and pretty, which is a great contrast to the girl's facial expression. Gives me the impression that she's beautiful but not comfortable in her own skin. Lovely edit!

  2. I looooove this edit! I love reading fellow photoshop CS users... makes more sense about what you did. Great job! I became a fan, would love to have you visit and follow my blog!


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