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Friday, December 11, 2009

Fix-It Friday: Dec 11, 2009 (week 39)

It's that time again: FRIDAY! This weeks entry is a little something different and I LOVE love LOVE this image... did I mention I love it? Really makes me think back to my childhood and all the times my grandfather and I spent together at horse shows and rodeos. Those memories will forever be in my heart.

Lets take a look at the original photo:

Now for my edit:

Lets start off with my program, I used PS CS3. I opened this image in Camera Raw and made adjustments there first. Then I opened it in PS and ran my noiseware program and Boutwell's Magic Glasses from Totally Rad Actions. I then ran my adjustment layers and played with them until I got the look I wanted. Cropped the image to draw the eye to the main attraction and not the onlooking cowboys. I ran CoffeeShops Little Perk action, turning off the sharpening layer (i always save my sharpening for last). Adjusted the Little Perk to my liking. Then I ran CoffeeShops Golden Vintage action, adjusting to my preference. Then I ran Coffeeshops Creamy Toffee Latte Action, again adjusting to my preference. The Toffee Latte action added a little too much red so I added a curve and adjusted the red.

I finished up my edit by adding a few textures, I kept the emphasis of the bull being brought down by masking out the textures on the bull and cowboy. I sharpened and whalla!

Please visit I heart Faces blog to see other ways this photo was "fixed"!


  1. great edit, Danielle! I love the colors and the textures.

  2. Love it! The bull now stands out whereas before it was lost in the picture. I like the texture around the edges too. I think I'm going to have to look into TRA, seems a lot of ppl like it!

  3. Awesome!!
    I like how you adjusted the light!
    loved the textures =D

  4. I love the warm color! I masked of the texture in my 3rd fix per your suggestion if you want to check it out.

  5. This looks great! I never remember to use textures until I see great edits like this! Nice work

    (sorry it has taken me so long to get here... crazy busy weekend!)