Friday, August 7, 2009

Sweet Boy at I heart Faces!

It is Fix-it-Friday over at I heart Faces. This is such a sweet and fun picture, and I thought it would look great with the technique I learned in the Jessica Sprague class. So, here are a couple of fixes. One with a clipping mask, and the other without!
To get this look, I:
adjust saturation anywhere from 50-60
adjust hue to 35, and click the colorize button
Then choose soft light in your layers tools
adjust levels as needed
adjust middle level toward the right to darken the picture
Change your color to black
Click your gradient button, and make sure it is on the circle gradient
click in the middle of the picture and drag to a corner. It should lighten the middle and darken the egdes. Then you can go over it with a brush if needed to lighten anything else.
I almost forgot... I also lighted the highlights in his eyes a little bit by dodging. His eyes are so blue and they should pop! I could barely see them when I zoomed in on this pic though, so I couldn't really do much with them other than dodge a little.
Then if you want, add a mask. I love the effects of this look and have been using it a lot! Need to learn some new tricks now too!

3 comments:

Catharine August 7, 2009 at 1:34 PM  

oh, I like the darker look. Very dramatic!

Lydee August 7, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

your directions were exquisite. Many, many thanks, as I could not figure out how to darken the edges the way I wanted to. I included a link back to your page on my blog.

Caroline August 7, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

Beautiful edits :D

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