My Friday Fix

So, it’s actually Thursday night… but I was bored and didn’t want to do any of the responsible things that are around here clamoring to be done. 🙂 Hey, my children aren’t the only ones with selective hearing!! Ha ha!

Anyway, the little pixie faced doll in this week’s fix-it photo was SOOOOOO stinkin’ cute! I had a great time with this one! Here is the original, which wasn’t bad at all I thought. A tad on the bright side on sweetie’s face, and a teeeeny bit out of focus. Arg! I hate it when that happens!!! And it happens frequently to me unfortunately.
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My first fix:
I’m using the Aperture program for all of these edits. I tried to talk myself into using pixelmator tonight, but I didn’t wanna! 😉 What I did was make it a color monochrome to kind of even out a bit of the brightness. I bumped UP the saturation in yellow, blue and red to bring a bit more color into her face then I knocked back the monochrome just a squeeze so that the colors came through a bit. I like it.
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Next:
On this one you can see I straightened it out a bit. Nothing against the angle of the first, I just wanted something different. Doing that however REALLY augmented the fact that her eyes were a touch on the fuzzy side, so I used the dodge and burn tool to sharpen her eyes, mouth and nose a little bit. I think it worked well this time around. I don’t always find it a success on some of my photos. 🙂 I also saturated her lips slightly and added a vignette. On this and the next one I brought up the levels on the highlights and recovery bars which seemed to even out her skin a little bit more and make up for it being too bright. I think this is my favorite fix for this week.
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Last one:
Monochrome of course. 🙂 I used a blue filter on it. Again I sharpened the eyes/mouth a little bit. Bumped up the contrast and added a pretty heavy vignette. It’s different, but I think I like it. 🙂
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