It's Friday and you all know what that means! FIT-IT Friday! I am really starting to look forward for every Friday so I can give these pictures a little bit of my pizazz!
So here we go, starting with the original photo. Which I must say was a great photo to work with, the creamy bokeh was just delish! And such a cute subject too...
For starters I went ahead and composed my "original edit", i ran noiseware and adjusted the layers. Popped those gorgeous eyes, masked out the blown white shirt, and warmed it up a bit. I also did a small amount of cropping to get rid of the object on the left part of the photo.
Now on to the fun stuff! I manufactured in some sun/lens flare, which I am really digging these days. I also did some cross processing to get a retro/vintage look, making sure to mask out those beautiful eyes.
Then for just one additional step, I changed the cross-processed image to B&W and added a soft overlay. The soft B&Ws are something else i'm really into these days! I of course masked out the eyes to keep those sharp.
Hope you enjoy! I do all of my editing with PS CS3.