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.

em2012wk19

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

15 comments:

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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!.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love them both. Great job!

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

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

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

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

    Kathleen
    kats_world58

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails