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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fix-It Friday: Dec 4, 2009 (Week #38)

It's that time again, I had to take a break last week to spend time with family but I am super excited to be back at it this Friday.

Let's take a look at the photo submitted for editing:

What a cute subject to work with, so interested in the camera! I always wonder just what these little ones think when they see this big black box in front of someone's face... :)

Now for my edits, i'll start with my "original" edit:

I ran noiseware and then boutwell's magic glasses. I ran the usual adjustment layers and tinkered until I was pleased. Then I ran coffeeshop's powderroom action (read the tutorial if you choose to try this action). After that I went into MommaZiggy's Workflow set and ran warmer/cooler action, again adjusting to my liking. I cropped the image slightly and tinkered with the adjustment layers some more, until I was satisfied. Sharpened and whalla! And although I think this picture is great as is, what is fix-it friday if you don't push your limits?

This is my first special edit:

I took my "original" edit and ran coffeeshop's crossprocess action (this action takes alot of tinkering, but I think I have found the settings I enjoy the most). I then added two different textures, making sure to erase the textures from his skin. Tinkered a little with the adjustment layers, sharpened, and whalla!

And since I am up in the middle of the night, I figured "why not give it another go?" So here is my second special edit:

For this edit, I took my "original" edit and ran mommaziggie's XP action set (Xtreme with a XP soft) and tinkered to my liking. I played around with the adjustment layers until I was pleased! I then added a slight burgandy vignette, sharpened and whalla?
Which is your favorite?
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  1. Isn't he just too cute!? Great edits!!

  2. Wow! I love them all! I'm usually a plain and simple kind of girl but I really love the last two. Thanks!

    -Lindsey (Ben's mommy)

  3. Oh the texture! I love the second edit! I have been all about textures lately...they do wonders don't they?

  4. Lovely. I really like the first one, but the texture on the second is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.


  5. The 3rd picture, your first special edit, is amazing! I love it!