Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Edit Me

Practing my editing skills over at the Edit Me Challenge again. What a great way to learn different techniques and find fun, new blogs. Here is the original photo from Artsy Girl Connection.  It was taken at the Disney Animal Kingdom.  How cool is that?  


And here is my edit.  Okay, it might be bit much, but I decided to have fun with it and make it feel like this scene was from a children's story book.
Here are the steps I took in editing this photo:
Opened up in Picnik.  Cropped and cloned out umbrella and people in corner.  Also cloned out some folliage in right lower hand corner.
Then I opened up in Lightroom and ran a fun and free preset called Toy Camera.  That is what gave it the frame and the slightly hazy/whimsical feel.  I will try and find the link.  I know I found it on Ashley Sisk's awesome blog.
I adjusted exporsure slightly and sharpened, as well.
Finally, I opened up in Photoshop and ran Florabella's Soft Sunshine.
Edit Me

Thanks for looking! :)

24 comments:

  1. That is a brilliant edit and I kinda what I wanted to achieve but had no hope lol.
    Very clean cloning I have to say and cropped perfectly.

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  2. I love that you cloned out the people. i love the feel of this photo. Makes me want to place it in a frame.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment, Heather!

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  3. Sarah, your edit just blew me away.. I LOVE all the techniques you used and how much more the picture sticks out.. I love that you cloned out various subjects and focused on the subject/ took away all the other distractions in the surroundings.. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL edit.. Once of my fav's today.. Officially your newest follower here with happy smiles.. I look forard to indulging in more future photo fun you have to feature.. Wishing you an amazing evening.. : )) Marilyn

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    1. It was such a fun photo to edit! Thank you for your kind words!!

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  4. WOW!! Getting a compliment from you is an honor...You won last week challenge didn't you? Your photography is awesome!! I love your edit this week too...I especially love the framing you added to it...You rock!

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice comment, Denise. I wasn't the winner last week, but I did make it to the top 3 and I was so stoked! It was my first time getting a button for a challenge. And I do a lot of challenges. LOL

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  5. You are such a rock star! OMGosh. LOVE that your got rid of the person & umbrella! Pretty genius.

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    1. Haha! Thank you! I think the genius was YOU--really lovin' your flip!

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  6. I think it's great! Really nice edit!

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    1. Thanks Courtney!! And I hear you on the time saving edits! It's fun to play around with one, but when you have a ton to edit, it takes waaaay too long!

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  7. Will you still remember me when you're famous? Great edit Sarah.

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  8. This is magnificent Sarah!! Thanks so much for your comment on mine, but I truly think yours is better! HA! So glad I found your site :)

    Amy

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    1. Aww. . thank you, Amy! And I stumbled on your photography website, too. Blog + website= AWESOME! You are a talented, lady!

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  9. Great edit! Love the cloning and the soft hazy feeling...

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  10. congratulations! love your colors!

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  11. Absolutely stunning!! You did an AMAZING job! Congratulations on your win!! :)

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