12 March 2010
The photo seemed a little dark, so I started with Pioneer Woman's "Slight Lighten" action. It still needed a little something, so I then went and tweaked the brightness up a fair amount, and the contrast down just a tad. I also ran Pioneer Woman's "Warmer," then turned the opacity of that layer way down. Then I flattened.
I'm loving Coffeeshop's Editing Newborn Images tutorial, and while this young lady is not a newborn, she does still have that baby-soft skin, and the Newborn tutorial is the first thing I thought of, so I'm trying some of the techniques on this photo. But first I had to download Coffeshop's Baby PowderRoom action. I pretty much followed the directions on the Newborn Images tutorial, except that I didn't like the red-removal step at the end of the tutorial, so I stopped after the "eye define" layer.
Last, I ran Pioneer Woman's "Boost," turned the opacity way down, flattened and saved.
Don't forget to look at what the rest of the crowd did with this picture!
Naptime came, and I had another go at it. Between it not being the first use of the Baby PowderRoom action, and the kind comments of other posters, I've learned a bit, and I like this one even better.