Friday, March 12, 2010

Fix it Friday

This is my first stab at Fix it Friday at I Heart Faces. Now, I haven't quite got all my wits about me as I'm home with the sniffles . . . so I'm not sure I can describe very well what I did. And let's be honest. Half the time, if it turns out well, its beginner's luck! I did add a soft layer to the skin, brightened the eye area, cloned out the distraction in the bottom left corner, added texture, a colorful background and a polaroid frame. I think that's about it. Oh, and before all that there was levels adjustment and increased contrast.

And here's the original:
This was lots of fun and each time I fiddle, I learn more and more about what PSE can do! Now to take my place on the sofa with my juice and Kleenex box. Cheers.


Evette Mendisabal said...

Lovely fix. I love the vintage feel you created and the frame adds nicley to the overall effect.
I hope you'll be back next week too.

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

very nice edit :D Well done ~ I hope you feel better soon! :D

georgia b. said...

you did a great job on this! it makes me glad to see this kind of thing can be done. i often give up on my photos that don't seem to turn out or seem to dark to work with. i'm glad to know that does not have to be the case.

keep sharing! i'm learning from you!

{i've gone to i heart faces, but it takes forever for that blog to load for me, so i tend to avoid it. i think it is all the bells and whistles they have in the sidebars that slows my already slow computer down... so i'll just keep coming here and learning from you.}

: )

georgia b. said...

oh, feel better, too!