Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Edit Me

This week on EDIT ME we have an opportunity (until Saturday) to edit a photo from one of my faves, Ashley Sisk.  Very intimidating, I tell ya.  She is a master at what she does.  Check out this gorgeous babe SOOC. . . 
Photo taken by Ashley Sisk

Let's see if I can remember this. . .
To begin with, I brought up the photo in Lightroom and brigtened up the photo by increasing fill light and exposure.  Increased blacks a bit.  Sharpened. I also messed around with shadows and highlights.  I really loved the light that was coming in from the window on his face.  So lovely.  I may have increased it a little too much and blew out the highlights.  Well, not may have-- I know I blew them out, but that sun looked so warm.  I did use recovery to help a litle bit, but it was changing his skin tone too much so I held back.  I cropped and changed the angle ever so slightly.  I also cloned out the very corner of the chair.  I didn't find the line super distracting, but decided just to fade out the edge a bit.
Then I converted it to a black and white and used a mocha tint in photoshop from Paint the Moon.

 I decided it was looking a little muddy so I went back to my first edit.

So, this is my final photo for consideration. . .

Edit Me
Thanks for looking everyone and for sharing all of your steps in editing!!  I'm learning so much!!

22 comments:

  1. I love both edits. The first one didn't seem muddy to me. Just soft and yummy. The second has great colors. His skin looks so soft and kissable.

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  2. Love these both. So much fun to edit I think.

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  3. I had a lot of fun doing this. I love both your shots.

    Thank you for visiting my blog too. :)

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  4. I like them both too...My favorite is the muddy one ;)

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  5. Love the second edit! Nicely done!

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  6. LOVE the second edit - just wonderful!!!

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  7. I like both your edits! They're so different, but both are very effective. Well done!

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  8. Really like the last one...Nice job!
    Donna (Texas) #18

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  9. Really love both edits, but LOVE the 2nd!

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  10. Both of them look great but I like your final choice!

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  11. I love your bright color edit, but I also really like the black and white. Great work.

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