Thursday, September 1, 2011

edit me challenge

This week's Edit Me guest judge is Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming. She has a beautiful blog. You should click on over and take a look!

Here is her adorable SOOC photo~

And here is my edit~
This is such a sweet photo and it was a lot of fun to play with. I love those little curls. I started with a clean edit - adjusted curves a bit and brightened it up a little. The exposure was already spot on so I didn't adjust the levels. I warmed it up a little using a color balance adjustment.

Then I ran one of my favorite actions. It's the medium cross process action from World's Best Actions and it's free! For this photo I reduced the opacity of the cross process action to 30%.

I finished it off by adding some green from her dress to one side and rounding the corners with a free action from The Coffeeshop Blog.


21 comments:

  1. What a great picture of a cute wee girl. Lovely.
    You have done a fantastic job of editing it. I liked the first picture but you have really warmed it up and it looks great. Well done.

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  2. that is a beautiful edit! the first shot is a nice capture but your edit brings it to life.

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  3. the photo is lovely and you made it beautiful, great edit!!

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  4. Your edit is fantastic! The green on the right really balances it well.

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  5. I also really like the green bar on the side - it brings out the green in her dress - so pretty

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  6. I love how you brought out the colors and warmed it up! I am used to cross-processing meaning weird coloring, lol, so perhaps I need to look again because this is gorgeous! The color blocking and rounded corners is a nice touch, too!

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  7. Great edit! You certainly brought the colors to life!

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  8. really like the clarity you gave this, and the gold you turned in her hair. :) very nice!

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  9. Thansk for the sweet comments up top! I'm seriously loving your edit! The green really brings out the colors!

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  10. I love the original of this image and your edit really made it beautiful. I love the way you made it look simple and modern without distracting form the cuteness of the little girl.

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  11. Nice! Love how your edits make her hair even more highlighted. So pretty!

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  12. Beautiful edit...going to check that actions out!

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  13. I love your edit. Wonderful job!

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  14. How fantastic - I love your edit!

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  15. i'm really enjoying these color bars i'm seeing everywhere. we can all thank Coffee Shop, huh! great edit in every way :)

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  16. So simple and sweet. Better than Best is for your best photo of the week, and it's Fri-Sun. Thanks for checking it out!

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  17. Wonderfully sweet edit. Love the edition of the side bar, really pops the photo!!

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  18. I love your edit! Love the pop of green on the side, brings out the subtle greens in the photo!

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  19. Beautiful edit Deb, I love the subtle green!

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  20. the green side bar sure brings out the color in the photo!

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  21. Well done on your 'edit me' win. A worthy winner I must say!
    Fabulous idea to add the Green side panel - may have to pick your brains in the future lol.
    Well done!

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