Monday, October 18, 2010

Before and afters!

Sorry to be annoying-but this is the easiest way to show my family and friends these photos!  After getting frustrated with my limited Photoshop skills-I decided to purchase some actions from a photographer I admire-her Florabella collection.  I'm so happy I did-with just one click I can add 10 layers to a photo!  Here's what I've been doing:

Pose 1 before (my editing):

 After Florabella Pandora action:

Pose #2 before (my editing):

 After FB action (Mademoiselle)

Pose 3 before (my B&W conversion)
 After FB Mink action (I can't tell you how much I adore this pic now!):

Pose 4 before (My editing):

After FB action Vintage Wine:

Pose 5 before(my editing):

After FB  retro lollipop action:

 Pose #6 (original raw image):

After FB vintage wine action:

What a difference, huh?  Of course-this is just making my decision for the canvas wrap even more difficult (I'm leaning toward Pose #2 or the B&W Mink Josie now  . . .)  Either way-I'm ordering a lot of prints!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wanted: New friend with photo editing skillz!

So-I bought a Groupon for a great deal on a canvas wrapped photo but I'm having trouble deciding which photo to pick and am being a total hack in Photoshop Elements. There's a couple good ones of Josie-but I'm loving the ones of both Marina and Josie. I could use some input on which photo to have canvas-wrapped at a 16X20 inch size.  Anyway-I think I'm leaning towards #2-any thoughts or advice?

1.) Love this-did a soft white-light overlay

2.) Same pic with a warming filter

3.)  I was playing with this one-can't seem to get it right . . .

4.)  Again-so close but oversharpened?   I dunno . . .

5.) Probably not a contender for the canvas-wrap-but it's cute. I really like the antique-y look. Also-somehow I added the frame but don't know how I did it!  ;)

6.) B&W

7.)  Probably a bit too out of focus and dark-still a cute shot.

8.) Same with this one . . .

9.)  Just throwing these in-had fun once I learned how to highlight just the eyes or lips to enhance the color a bit.  Filters and overlays are fun!

Monday, October 11, 2010

I can do that . . .

Josie and I were discussing Halloween costumes the other day.  She asked me what I was going to wear for Halloween.

Me: "What do you think I should wear?"

Josie: "A shirt!"

Me:  "Good idea.  I'm pretty sure everyone would appreciate that!"