Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Touch Up Tuesday: Valentines Photo

*Sorry guys! I had the Touch Up Tuesday scheduled... but, blogger failed to post it. Oh well... here it is!*

This photo was NOT taken by me. It was taken by a customer of mine. I do some photo editing. You are welcome to check out my Paper Mama Shop.


Edit: First I did the basics ... Contrast and Brightness ... I flattened the image and made a duplicate of the merged layer. I set the new layer to Soft Light and lowered the opacity to really give it a pop. Then, like last week, I decided to play with multiple (4 to be exact) bokeh layers set to different blending modes like Overlay, Soft Light, and Screen. My customer wants this for a Valentine's card. Erasing any of the layer over the little girl and adjusting opacity to my taste.

If you're interested in the pretty bokeh textures that I used... I downloaded them from here: Bokeh Life Textures. There are 10 different bokeh's. Very pretty. Free.

Photography love...
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So, I'm bringing up this Valentine's edit with you guys because I have have a Valentine's Photo challenge happening over at my Paper Mama blog! Lots of prizes for photography lovers! Please, check it out and enter your photo! Ends Friday!!!!

The Paper Mama


  1. Love this Chelsey! I have yet to play with heart Bokehs but it looks fun!

  2. Wow. Great edit. I love it.

  3. I just found your blog, and I'm following now! Great photos, great editing. I'm really focusing on improving my photography and I'm looking forward to learning a lot from you. Thanks for sharing your techniques!

  4. Absolutely beautiful!!!! Great job on the edit!

  5. Ooooh, I love this. Beautiful!

  6. Ahhh...that is such a cute picture! Great job on the edit - I always have trouble with bokeh layers, but you seem to have it down! :)

  7. Love you editing this week, fabulous!

  8. Oh wow.. this is perfect. I am tempted to wake my little girl up from her nap and put on her ballet stuff!


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