Here is the original
I immediately knew what I liked about the photo, so many things! The bokeh, the colors, and the angelic little face with perfect focus. Just look at those lashes? Editing it was great fun! After some tweaking here is my end result.
Here are the steps I took when editing this photo in Photoshop
- Adjusted the levels
- Created a duplicate background layer and sharpened it, twice.
- Upped that saturation in a layer mask, but decreased it on the skin.
- Created two separate contrast layer masks, one for the face and the other for the rest of the photo
- Warmed the photo
- Adjusted the curves
- And finally, cropped it closer to the face
Simple Black and White Contrast
Reduced saturation, channel mixer, and a white texture overlay
Which photo do you like best? As always, I love to hear your feedback!
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