Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fix-it-Friday #54

   This week's "Fix-it-Friday" photo was a fun one!

Fix it Friday High Contrast Color01

Here is the Original:

Fix it Friday02

Here is what I did:

1.  Healed the scabs on his chin and cloned out the fence on the bottom right.
2.  Duplicated background and set to Screen Mode - Masked out the highlights
3.  Used Easy.Filter's SmartCurve for a Slight S-Curve Adjustment Layer to increase light and contrast
4.  Sharpened his eyes, hair, mouth, and tie
5.  Added Textures:
ShadowHouse's Latte - Soft Light @ 100% opacity
ShadowHouse's Poster1 - Multiply @ 90% opacity - Masked out select areas
6.  High Pass overlay on Eyes and Mouth.

Fix it Friday Texture n Color03

Then I used my edited photo and:
7.  Added a High-Contrast B/W Gradient Map
8.  Added a warm grey layer in Color Mode

Fix it Friday BW04

Then, for my final edit, I went for a higher contrast look.  I took this B/W photo and:
9.  Duplicated the Color background layer, moved it to the top in Color mode 100% opacity.

Fix it Friday High Contrast Color01

Which edit do you like best?

Go to the "i heart faces" to see more edits on this photo!


MRS Jen McNeil May 14, 2010 at 2:03 AM  

Beautiful1 Great eye for detail. I didn't even notice the little bit of fence peeking up from the bottom....until you said it! GREAT JOB!

Buckeroomama May 14, 2010 at 2:40 AM  

Great job with your edits! I love them all, but I esp. liked the b/w one.

Anonymous May 14, 2010 at 5:32 AM  

my favorite is the black and white!

Amy Henderson May 14, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

Lovely edits!

Christina May 14, 2010 at 8:47 AM  

I couldn't pick just one, they are all amazing! Thank you for working on my photo, you did a great job!!!

Susan Godfrey May 14, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

I really like the first one, but they're all beautiful! You did a great job!

Scapa May 14, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

Awesome editing job! Your fix is so clean and bright, love it!

Amy May 14, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

I like the rustic tone of the first one, but I also like the last one - so clean and so bright!

Anita Johnson May 14, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

These are really nice edits. Glad you are using elements too. Thanks for the tutorial to go with them.

Mr & Mrs! May 14, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

These are great! I love the texture in the first one :)



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