Friday, October 1, 2010

Fix-it Friday #73 at i heart faces

This Fix-it Friday photo was submitted by Keli Hoskins, an IHF contributor. What a beautiful little girl! Gorgeous eyes and I love the chalk. Here is the original photo:


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


I wanted to add a lot of warmth, a bit of haze, and a touch of a vintage effect. First I opened the photo in ACR to correct the exposure and white balance. Then I opened the image in CS4.

Workflow in PS CS4:
~cloned out the leaves, grass, and mulch on the sidewalk around the girl, I found those bits very distracting
~also used the healing brush on the bruises on her arm and leg
~added some contrast with curves
~ran Noiseware at very low opacity
~very lightly dodged highlights in the iris of the eyes
~added yellow haze for a sunshine-kissed effect
~slightly desaturated
~added a very subtle vignette

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


  1. Pretty. The skin tones and eye pop are nicely balanced.

  2. Very beautiful!! Thank you for your steps!

  3. I do like that warmth and haze!

    Susan/Project Balancing Act
    Visiting from:

  4. beautiful summery edit!!

    thank you for fixing my photo today :)

  5. Love what you did with her eyes!

  6. Thank you all for the lovely comments! I really love your photo, Keli, and I really appreciate your dropping by!

  7. Hi Holly, thanx for taking a peek at my FiF edit! You do know me from ESS!! :)

  8. great edit :) love her eyes and that you got those leaves out! :)

  9. wow, this is an absolutely breath taking edit! love the colors and the brightness you added to the image with your edits!


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