Friday, February 13, 2009

Okay, this is a new one for me. I am new visitor to the Iheartfaces blog and when I was there today I noticed they have fix-it-friday. You take one of their pictures and use whatever program you use to enhance pictures and see what you come up with. This week they have a picture of a cute little boy. This is what I came up with. The first is the original and then two of mine after that.









The first picture I cropped to put the little guy a little more off center than he was. Then I went in to "create" and did 50% "vibrance". Then went in to soften the picture. I did it to the max amount to really blur the background more so he would stand out better then brushed over him so he wasn't so blurry. Then I went to "vignette" and looked for the right shade of blue to make his beautiful eyes stand out and also to hide the background even more.
On the second picture I cropped him even more to just get rid of more of the background. I again went into "vibrance" to brighten the colors a little and then softened it like I did in the previous picture. This picture though I went into "ortonish" and moved the "bloom" all the way to the right and then went into "matte" and did a very soft blue around the edge to keep the whole picture soft. I realized that I'd lost some of the blue in his eyes with everything I did so I went in to "eye color" and tried to find the right shade and then applied that to the picture.

4 comments:

drewmark19 said...

How fun! I really love the blue border around the photo. Glad you found i heart faces. It's an awesome community of photographers.

CrYsTAL said...

I like the blue border as well... Great job

Susan said...

Love the blue eyes. Looks like fun. By the way, you won a heart in my giveaway. If you go to my profile, you will see how to contact me. Hope to hear from you soon. Susan

theArthurClan said...

I'm so glad you found us ~ you are going to have so much fun meeting the wonderful people who visit our site! Thanks so much for joining us for our Friday Fix-It...

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces