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Fix It Friday May 28, 2010

Okay it’s the last day of school for my kids, and I’m excited about that!!  But, it’s also Fix it Friday’s over at I ♥ Faces.   Where someone submits a photo that they would like to have worked on.

Which isn’t really a bad image at all. But here’s what the contributor had to say:

This week’s photo was submitted by JaimeLee at Candidly Grateful (Fun Fact: Angie had an awesome surprise at Amy Wenzel’s workshop when she got to meet JaimeLee there!) Here is what she wrote about her photo: “This is a photo of my twins at 6 weeks old. I love the photo because of their interaction and their faces, but I feel like it’s a little drab or flat. It needs some life.”

Original Image

Since I’ve just completed portraits for two different newborns this week.  I couldn’t resist to play around with this one!! So much fun.  I probably went a little overboard… but I have 4 fixes.  I use PSE 4.0 and Photoscape to edit my pictures.

In PSE 4.0 I found a way to run some of the Coffeshop Actions on my pictures. (Which I’m loving by the way)   On this first fix, I ran the  coffeeshop faded day dream action.    And cropped it down a little.

On this second one, I ran Coffeshop Perfect Portrait action, and love the pop factor that it gives these two lovely babies.   And I did a slight different crop on this one.

On this third fix, I used the saved image from the second fix, and opened up Photoscape and did a cross process middle filter, along with a cinema low filter.   I love the color pop on the wall!

And on this last fix, I decided to focus in on the hands and blur

out the rest.  It’s easy to achieve this using photoscape.  So I used the first fix jpeg and opened it up in Photoscape.  I changed the luminance curve to brighten it a few notches, and then used the out of focus region filter on it, and kept the hands in focus, while blurring out the rest.

I seriously had to stop there, or I’d find cute ways to spiff this picture up a lot more times.   Be sure to stop by at  I ♥ Faces for more great Fix it Friday edits. There are seriously so many talented people who do this!!

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