Fix It Friday by I Heart Faces

Posted: November 13, 2009 in Fix-It-Friday - I Heart Faces
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I am extremely late getting this post up today.  I didn’t have much time to get all the edits done that I pictured in my head, but I have a few.  Below is the original:

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What a cutie!!!  His eyes are so gorgeous!

My first edit:

Boy

I adjusted the midtones to lighten things up a bit.  Then played with the saturation, increased the contrast and cropped very slightly.  I then used CoffeeShop’s “Eye Bright” action for PSE.  I used a low opacity (15-20%) white brush on the iris and a high opacity white brush for the “Define” part of the action. 

Retro

I took my photo above and ran CoffeeShop’s “Honey Retro” action.  I always test this action on portraits because it usually works out really well.  In this case, I really love what it did with the overall color of the photo as well as with the eyes!!  That is all for edit 2.

Chocolate

Lastly, I have a black and white addiction.  I always have to include one.  This is Edit 1, with CoffeeShop’s “Creamy Chocolate B&W” action.  I decreased the “creaminess” slightly and came up with the final edit.  I am pretty sure this one is my favorite.  Now it is time to check out every one elses photos they submitted.  This is my favorite part of Fix It Friday.  Thanks I Heart Faces!!!

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Comments
  1. June Butler says:

    I like the first one you edited… I love how bright his eyes are… Thanks for the comment! Hope you have a great day!

  2. Caroine says:

    LOVE your B&W – totally need to get that action when my PSE arrives 😀 Yours is the second edit that I’ve seen tonight to use that and I’ve loved them both !!

  3. Cecilia says:

    I like the second one. What would we do without Coffeeshop actions?

  4. Puna says:

    You did a great job! I love the coffeeshop actions too!

  5. I totally understand the Black and White addiction. I’m with ya sista!

  6. jenny says:

    The black & white is really nice! I’m with ya on the addiction 😉

  7. Arnold says:

    I really like the first edit. The kid looks very angelic there. I really really love it..

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