Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday morning before and after

I like to edit my sister's photos because she gets awesome wildlife shots on the farm. Here's a Sunday morning before and after.



What I did:

  • I first warmed it up with a curve adjustment. You can also try Pioneer Woman's "warmer" action from her free action set.
  • I painted on color pop on the deer. You can do this using a layer adjustment with a dramatic curve adjustment (here's how to do that here). Then apply a layer mask while holding down the alt key. This will make the layer adjustment invisible until you paint it on with a brush.
  • Next I painted on some faux shallow depth of field. You can do this by using the layer adjustment/masking technique above and running a lens blur filter.
  • Finally I sharpened it up. Try the free MCP Action for high-definition sharpening.
Before:



After:



More before-and-after editing with my sister Steph's nice animal photography:

Want me to edit one of your photos? Send it to chateauwhitman [at] gmail.com . Note that by submitting a photo, you are giving me permission to use it on this blog.

2 comments:

Kelly@TearingUpHouses January 16, 2011 at 4:21 PM  

Holy. Cow. I want you to edit one of my photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll try to look for something lata.


Kelly

p.s. How's the new job going?!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner January 18, 2011 at 10:01 PM  

Beautiful!!

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"Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others." - Buddha



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