Even as I’m not feeling well, I’m happy to find myself showing interest in old loves. Like processing photos. In between the nauseous, vertigo, and exhaustion, I’ve been having a ball learning new tricks in Photoshop to really make my images pop! I thought I’d share a few before & afters. Dare I say I’m almost more in love with editing than I am with photography? Nah.
As I’m attaching this first example, I’m thinking I could have cooled the picture down a bit. I don’t know, what do you think? I know everyone’s monitor must be showing the image differently. I am viewing mine on a calibrated retina screen so colors are sometimes too vibrant. Colors can sometimes appear too rich.
* in case there are interested parties, digital tape is courtesy of The Coffeeshop Blog. I just love them!
The image in the middle row (keep scrolling down) is one of my favorites! She looks so posed. It’s amazing how much older she looks too (which is NOT one of the things I like about it). In fact, I don’t usually care for posed shots either but the expression just works so well for her! I’m thinking it’s print worthy!
I’ve even dabbled a little in digital cosmetics. Now, before you view the next few images, I feel the need to clarify that I do not support the use of real makeup on toddlers (with the exception of lip gloss, chapstick or age appropriate products). I am very ANTI Toddlers & Tiaras. Frankly, I find the show quite disturbing. I did, however, think the following image would serve beautifully as practice to try and add some digital eye shadow, eye liner, blush, and lipstick. Okay so I threw in a beauty mark too! I have to admit, it was so much fun!
Have you ever tried digital cosmetics? If not, are there any new editing tricks you’ve picked up? If so, I’d love to hear!