I haven't had the time to take part in the last few fix-it Fridays so I was happy to be able to take part this time!
This is the description involving the picture:
"After a few weeks of really tricky photos to edit, this week's photo of Angie's daughter was chosen as one that we could just have fun with...it's a super-fun one to edit creatively and also gives an opportunity for cloning distracting elements out of the background. Have fun showing off your creativity with this one! :)"
the original picture:
I downloaded the RAW version of this picture and opened it up in Lightroom. I exported two copies of it with the exposure raised in one picture to +0,51 and the other one to +0,87 and opened both copies in photoshop. I brought both pictures into one picture and masked the girl in with the higher exposure so she was lighter than the background. I also cropped the picture and cloned out the distracting pink ribbon, the leaning stick and the yellow/black caution signs on the bridge (sometimes cloning sometimes selecting an area and using copy/paste).
Then, since I am a tester for Amy McMaster's actions, I used some of her actions to play with the picture a bit!
This is one of my personal favorite actions in her new set coming out. Rainbow Smile:
Here is Rainbow Smile and Epic together:
Sunset BW faded and a color splash:
And Sunset BW with an edge burn:
Amy is doing a contest to give away her newest action set, A Little Sugar, be sure to check it out! http://amymcmasterphotography.blogspot.com/2010/04/chance-to-win-little-sugar-action-set.html
And to see more fix-it Friday edits, head on over to iheartfaces: http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/