Thursday, April 14, 2011

before and after

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After our morning bath we decided to play in the morning sun. I snapped this picture of her looking at me and I just loved it. I just felt like it needed a little lighting and warmth to it.

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I opened this image first in ACR and adjusted the white balance. Then I slightly sharpened the layer and ran baby powder room from the Coffee Shop. Then I sharpened the eyes at 70% and added a warmth layer at 15% and a contrast layer at 45% and I felt like this brighten the image to where I liked it. I also added a soft pink gradient layer at 8% to soften and add a sun kissed look to the image.

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I love the color shot, but I love black and white captures. So I added a black and white layer and adjusted the curves to my liking. Making it soft but adding a little more black to add some depth. Then I added a milky gradient layer at 8% to add some tone to the image and I finished it off with a vignette of 8%.

So what do you think? Color or black and white?

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10 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

I always love love love your edit - I swear girl, you have raw talent! I should be learning from you. Perfection.

Sara said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the b&w and the color!! Again, great job!

Gina said...

Very nice edits. Very nice!

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Oh my! That face could stop my heart! :)

Nicole said...

Wow. I am impressed. How beautiful.

Courtney said...

So pretty! She's a doll!

Rachel~Wildflower Photography and a little bit vintage said...

oh my goodness...absolutely precious! LOVE the edit on the second image! :)

Jamie H said...

To be honest, I'm not really thrilled with the B&W edit, but I LOVE the color edit! Great warmth and softness to it.

Marla said...

Wonderful edit. Good job.

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

alicia said...

Very nice edits.