Friday, October 15, 2010

Fix-it Friday #74 at i heart faces

This Fix-it Friday photo was submitted by Dana Suggs, an IHF contributor. I love pumpkin field photos and this one just need a little brightening up... it's gorgeous! Here is the original photo:


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


The image is strong, it just need a bit of brightening. 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 pumpkins in the upper left corner to make the edge clean
~added a curves layer set to screen at 30% opacity, masked just on the little girl to brighten her (similar to center fill light)
~ran Noiseware at low opacity
~ran Florabella Luxe's Sweet Sunshine action, lowered to 20% opacity to add warmth
~ran My4Hens Highlight Glow from Toolbox #2, lowered opacity (I love the glowy feel to the highlights!)
~ran Florabella Luxe's Sapphire action with lots of layer tweaking, lowered opacity of group to 65%
~added a subtle (10% opacity) vignette
~high pass sharpening layer set to soft light

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


  1. Great job at brightening up the picture! I love it!

  2. Ohhhh....another person that loves Florabella too. Nice use of the Actions!

  3. Love how you brightened her face and made her stand out so well. Great job!


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