Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Edit Me

I am just loving this challenge.  While it is certainly fun to edit photos and practice different techniques, it is even more fun to see what everyone else does with it!  I have learned new things every challenge and I am blown away by all of the creativity.  So cool!
Here is the original photo by Linda at Coach House Crafting.  Absolutely gorgeous photo!  I. want. to. move. there.  Sigh.
Photo by Linda at Coach House Crafting.

And here is my edit.
I really messed around so I hope I don't forget any important steps.  To begin with, I brought it up in Picnik (eek, I can't believe they're closing!) and cloned out the boat and part of the harbor.  Normally I woudn't mess with part of the landscape, but since this is just for fun I thought I would get rid of some of it so that it was less distracting.  I tried to crop it with rule of thirds in mind.
Then I went to light room and played.  I upped the exposure and fill light.  I used the brush in some really dark places.  I messed with hues of the blue and green and upped the saturation of those hues.
Then I brought the picture into photoshop and ran Soft Sunshine at 25% and Vintage Dusk at 33% opacity.  (Both helper actions from Florabella).
I think that's it!
Edit Me
Thanks for looking! :)

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous ... and VIBRANT edit! :D great job!

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  2. Beautiful, I love how you brightened it up!

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  3. Gorgeous the water looks so inviting and vibrant

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  4. Love this edit! You did a REALLY great job!

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  5. Wow, I like how bright you got this! Great job!

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  6. Wow, it looks so different. It all looks so clean and serene without the boats etc.
    I love the hue too, it's given it a lovely summer evening feel.
    Thank you

    Linda
    http://coachhousecraftingonabudget.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Linda! I'm so glad you didn't think I ruined it. ;)

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  7. Love the coloring you did. Looks great!

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  8. This looks so serene....nice edit!

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  9. Hello - you're are so right - it's interesting to see how each person approaches the edit. Neber thought about getting rid of part of the scene (pier). Looks nice!

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    1. I wasn't sure if that was a good move, but it's just for fun--so, I thought, what the heck! :)

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  10. Beautiful edit!! I love the way your cropped the image, and the colours are wonderful!

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  11. I can't even begin to tell you what a great edit this is!!! Breath taking.

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  12. very cool crop and i love the blues!

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