Monday, May 11, 2009

My own version of fix-it Friday, on a Monday :)

My mom and dad are in Michigan visiting my brother and his family right now. She called me tonight and told me that they are working on getting their foster daughter's senior pictures printed, but for whatever reason, the place they were printing them was totally screwing with the image size.

So, originally, they were sent to me to check that they were the correct size etc. Which they were. Strange then that they were printing out pixelate. Nonetheless, that is an easily fixed problem as it was probably just a computer glitch. When I got this pic, they asked me to fix it up, crop, change the color etc. And I was more than happy to oblige!

Here is the original:



Before I did anything to it, I went in a used the healing brush to retouch a few places on her face and smooth out her skin. I loooove that tool. And if you've used that tool, but never experience it's sister (the patch tool) found in the drop down box of the healing brush, you're seriously missing out! It has totally changed my retouching ways ;)

After I was satisfied with the retouch job, I ran this amazing action I got as a freebie off makelightreal.com. I love this action and use it often.

It doesn't do much with the density though, so I opened the brightness/contrast sliders and threw the contrast up to about 60 and the brightness around 15.



To me, this was more fun than the fix-it fridays (although I do enjoy those :) because I know the person who is using this pic.

If you want to try it out and show me what you might have done, feel free! I'd love to see!


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3 extraordinary comments:

Smiling Sal :) May 12, 2009 at 6:20 PM  

Wow - that is amazing!!

Amy Fichtner May 13, 2009 at 5:01 PM  

Sorry I havn't been commenting a lot but I have been reading;) I do enjoy seeing your pictures, they are amazing!! And boy , do I wish they had one of those tools for when you looked in a mirror!! Somehting to take all of the flaws away!!

Nicole from Long Island May 16, 2009 at 2:41 PM  

Oh my thanks so much for the tip about healing tool!
I LOVE IT! I don't know how I never saw/used it before! :]

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