Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Edit Me Challenge

It has been forever since I have joined in the Edit Me Challenge.  I always mean to and then something happens.  So here I am, woohoo!

Here is the original I downloaded to participate.


Here are my edits. 

color-version-web   blk-and-white-web

I am submitting the color version for the challenge.   Here are my steps.

  • I did a very slight crop
  • I removed the tree from the background using the clone tool
  • I sharpened the image
  • I did an exposure adjustment and a brightness adjustment
  • I did an additional layer in multiply blend mode and layer masked it only on the dress at 50%
  • I dodged and burned
  • I did a levels adjustment to add contrast
  • For the black and white edit I converted to black and white and then added a peach colored layer at 20% opacity to warm it up

Head over to Edit Me Challenge and download the photo and put your spin on it.  It is pretty fun.

Edit Me


  1. lovely pictures ! what are you using to edit ?

    1. Thank you. I use Photoshop CS5. I have really discovered my love for this program the more I learn about it.

  2. so, so pretty! you clarified it so well, and love the peach overlay!

  3. Very Nice! I am still thinking about what I want to do with this one. I love the slight color. It's very pretty and simple in black and white/peach tones.

  4. really neat look without the tree! great edits and thanks for participating this week!

  5. Like your edits and removal of the tree. Cheers

  6. I don't know what to say other than "Gorgeous!"

  7. Really gorgeous edits! I can't choose which version I like better. I like how you cropped and cleared away the tree to the left and I like how you made the sky bluer. Really clean and fun edit!

  8. I love both of these edits. I think the black and white is my favourite. And I love that you removed the tree! Great thinking there!.

  9. Love them both. Great job!

  10. I bambini, il nostro futuro!! Felice serata a Te...ciao

  11. You did a great job! So happy you joined us this week!! =)
    Come back soon!
    xo Stephanie

  12. Well done- I like that you did it in both color & b&w

  13. Beautiful edits...really like that you removed the tree!




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