Friday, December 17, 2010

Fix it Friday - 81

Another challenge to creatively edit a photo at I Heart Faces!  I dare say I love this challenge and out of all the challenges I have done so far this one is probably one of my favorites.  Not only is the photo adorable, but I dare say that my edits are some of my favorites yet.  That may be because I spent a little more time and played with textures this week.

Here is the original

When I started editing this initially I thought I wanted something softer, which I did do, but I spent the most time and think I like thuis darker, more vibrant edit the best. 

How I edited this photo:
  1. Increased the Gamma
  2. Increased the contrast
  3. Increased the levels towards the right
  4. Adjusted the curves
  5. Cropped the photo slightly
  6. Reduced the saturation
  7. Added a gray texture from Shadow House Creations and overlayed it at 100%
  8. Added a lighter texture from Shadow House Creations and color burned it at 50%
  9. Erased the textures from both faces
It was relatively simple.  Much of the transformation was done by adding the textures!  Of course I did a couple of other edits just to look at the photo in a different perspective.  

 The lighter, more whimsical, version I initially envision.

A cropped black and white version.  I love the close crop of the faces, those eye lashes, and that hand so firmly on his collar.  The dead space on the left is left to create a image of closeness between the man and woman, in case you were wondering.

So which one do you like?  I always love hearing your feedback.  And of course, be sure to check out I Heart Faces to see the challenge and all the other edits!


  1. wow... I really like the cropped version myself...

    I also like the lighter texture... it made it look like a snowy forest to me! :)

  2. I love all of your edits, and that crop is just perfect! Lovely job.

  3. I love the black and white with the close crop. It really brings out the emotion in the photo.

  4. I love the lighter one and the trees because they add so much to the overall picture but in the end I love the cropped one the best. Because we all wish we could get a little closer!


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