I haven’t done a fix-it-friday in awhile. As good as my intentions are to do one each week, just because I find it so much fun, I often forget to do it. Some weeks by the time Friday actually rolls around it’s difficult to focus on doing anything “extra” even if it is fun. 😉
But I do like to edit and I do like to play with other people’s photos so this week I did! This photo is not mine. It was provided by a great photographer (Kiwi Photography) who was also posting a tutorial on how to remove green color cast. That is what happens sometimes when shooting people in or around green stuff like grass and such.
You can see that it’s a bit on the dark side, and the lovely gal is looking a little green as well. I did not go through the tutorial, though I may at another time.
Here was my “simple edit” image that I used Aperture 3 for. I did a little sprucing up on the girls face, removed some under the eye issues, and blemishes as well as just a touch of skin smoothing. I did bump up the exposure and the vibrancy a little and added some extra luminance to the yellows and reds. I actually like this edit a lot and it would probably be the one I would show to the client.
Then I wanted to play with another tutorial that I’ve been eyeballing about getting richer tones out of a somewhat “flat” image. This was my first attempt at this edit. I used Pixelmator and added a soft light layer and a multiply/blur layer. Then I masked them and painted back in over the girl, and fiddled with the opacities a bit. I think that I should have taken the opacity of the multiply layer down just a bit more as this one is just a touch to contrasty for my liking. But it was fun to play with. 🙂 I’ll be using this technique in the future for sure as it really is pretty simple, but makes a big difference in the background tones.
It was fun to participate in this again today! Have a fabulous weekend!
So I couldn’t resist trying out one more edit. I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to get that hazy, late-sunshine, look in photos. Since I work out of pixelmator and not PS I sometimes feel at a disadvantage because I can’t use all the schpiffy actions that are floating around out there. HOWEVER, in another way I like that it forces me to do things “from scratch” so to speak. Anyway, I finally had an epiphany (of sorts) this afternoon, and I had to test it out on this image. I like the result myself.
Which edit is your favorite?