It’s Friday again and time for some fix-it fun over at iheartfaces. This week we have this photo to work on.
I love how sweet this photo is. I love the sweet mommy/son moment.
Unless I’m wrong, it looks like this photo is one of those self-shoot ones where you stretch out your arm, point your phone/camera back at yourself, and pray that you’re in focus somehow…. (that's what I do!). No problem with focus in this shot, but I am not super in love with the angle. So the first thing I did was to rotate the photo back to an angle that I like more. And because I haven’t learned how to “free transform” in CS4 without having the newly “transformed” image slapped right on top of the original with bits of the original image showing through, I had to crop and then clone in parts of the newly transformed image over the parts where the original image are visible. (If anybody can share with me an easier way, I would be most grateful!)
After that was done, then it was on to the fun bits. Sharpen. Adjustments to levels, curves, and H&S. Used spot healing tool to take out a couple of spots. Added lens flare at the bottom left of the image to sort of balance out the brightness a bit on that side of the image. I then applied the CoffeeShop Sun-Kissed action and PW’s Warmer action, but significantly dialled down the opacity.
Please head on over to iheartfaces and check out the other Fix-It’s.