Thursday, April 28, 2011

before and after

Baby girl loves her carseat. She loves sleeping in it, and when we come home from a car ride and she is asleep... I let her keep sleeping in it.

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I took this shot while she was still sleeping and snuggled in with her blanket. I love this shot but I took it early in the morning so the natural light wasn't too bright and I wanted to add some more warmth to it.

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I first opened the image up in ACR and adjusted the white balance and brighten it up a bit. Then I used Coffee Shop Baby Powder and soften her skin a bit. I used a contrast layer at 45% and ran a photo warm layer at 30%. I liked out it look from there but I wanted to add more of a sun softness to it so I ran a gradient map with a light pink color. I changed the layer to soft light and adjusted the opacity to 15%. I finished it off with a cream layer (8,11,16,0 ckmy) and adjusted that to 25%. I finalized it by running the unsharp mask.

I would love to do more dramatic edits but I just don't know where to begin... so I will just keep playing around! :)

Check out more before and afters over at Pixel Perfect!



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She is so sweet sleeping! Those lips!

12 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Your edit is so sweet and simple!

Kristen Laudick Photography said...

So beautiful! Love the edit!

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

Stunning really! great before and wonderful after!

Stephanie R said...

I love your processing, it's so pretty!

R and J Studios said...

really, just perfectly sweet for this photo!

Gina said...

The colors in the edit are beautiful!

alicia said...

Love this edit. Just the perfect amount of changes to soften and brighten.

Nicole said...

Your edit is perfect. I love it.

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

oh my...so adorable! Love the edits. :)

Sarah said...

I love the picture and your edit is beautiful! Such beautiful details you captured. :-)

AmyLee said...

coffee shop baby powder room is pretty much my most favorite action ever! love you edit. such a sweet shot too.

krissilugbill said...

oh my word i love this shot! what a doll. great before and after!