Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Edit Me

I usually don't participate in edit challenges because I do not own photoshop and do all my edits through picnik.com (not premium).  But I was really inspired by this photo so I thought I would give it the amateur go.

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original by Sarah 

Adjusted exposure and contrast to my liking, rotated the photo slightly to the left and cropped out the glare.  Boosted the saturation and temperature, went to adjustable thresholds, multiplied and then brush screened only the structure a bit to lighten it up without touching the sky.  Added a little vignette to make the structure pop even more and a touch of ortonish to slightly soften and manually softened the sky in a few areas.  I'm not a pro but I like it, gives it a nice sunset look.

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My Reflection of Something




12 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning edit! xo

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  2. interesting crop thats original way to go!

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  3. I love what you did with the sky!

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  4. I love the colors and the soft feel :) Very nice!

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  5. You def. have a gift and piknic or not you are doing a FANTASTIC job editing your pics so keep entering challenges. This is beautiful!

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  6. I am glad you participated. It looks awesome!!

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  7. Wow - AWESOME edit! I can't believe you only edit through picnik; your photos are gorgeous and I assumed you were editing with Lightroom or something. I am a total novice when it comes to editing (but I'm trying to learn!)...how do you create that beautiful airbrushed look on your photos (specifically on skin)?

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  8. Beautiful edit - there's a softness to it that I really like.

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  9. Beautiful edit! I can't believe you did all that through picnik. That's all I use too....but I generally stick to the basics. I need to play around a little mroe with that site. ;)

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  10. I think this is a really fabulous edit, and I am glad you joined in! Makes me feel like it is a late summer evening... I can almost feel the humidity ;-)

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