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Fix-it-Friday

So I realized once I came to my blog for this Friday’s fix, that I haven’t blogged in a WEEK!! Wow, I knew it was bad, but didn’t know it was that bad. I do have a blog-post a’brewin’ but it’ll have to wait. I’m really terribly busy *snerk* or something. πŸ˜‰ Actually I do have a photo-shoot this afternoon with two adorable seniors, so I won’t have time to post probably today, but maybe tomorrow. So carpe maΓ±ana! πŸ˜‰

Today’s fix was too adorable NOT to work with! I wasn’t really planning to do a fix-it today, but when I saw the picture, I simply HAD to! This little red headed baby is so tiny and so cute! Isn’t it amazing how unbelievably cute a baby can be even when you don’t see it’s face?? I’m amazed by them, always will be. Here was the original image.
Fix-It Friday #87

I use Aperture 3

My first edit I was going mostly for color correction. I used this edit as the start for my other two. I brightened it up a little bit, bumped up the contrast, brought down the Red tones and used a skin smoothing brush on the hands. Also a square edit, and a contrast brush on the black shirt.
5455233650_f5501656e2_o

Second edit is B&W with a red filter. I absolutely LOVE this preset!! I cropped in wider, but cloned out part of the arms so the focus would be more on baby’s head and the hands.
5455233650_f5501656e2_o - Version 2

Final edit: I tilted the image for a little more interesting angle. Used the high-contrast sepia preset. Ran skin smoothing brush again and contrast brush, and that about does it.
5455233650_f5501656e2_o - Version 3

You can check out more edits of this same photo at the iheartfaces.com page. πŸ™‚

Toodle-oo

4 Responses to “Fix-it-Friday”

  1. Kilika says:

    The black and white is my favorite! Adorable photo πŸ™‚ Cloned out the arms… you sound so star trekky πŸ˜‰

  2. Rachel says:

    Ha ha, beam me up some more photo equipment, Scotty!

  3. I really like the tilted version!!

  4. I really love the black and white. Great crop.

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