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.



After:


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




15 comments:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. Ooooh, I love this. Beautiful!

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  5. 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! :)

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  6. Love you editing this week, fabulous!

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  7. 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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