29 May, 2009

I ♥ Faces Fix-it Friday

It's Fix-it Friday over at I ♥ Faces! This is the first time I've done one of their challenges...but hey, I love me some Photoshop practise!

This is the "before" picture they put up:

And here's my edited version:

It also looks beautiful in black & white:

What I did:

1) Cropped to a square
2)Used Image > Adjust > shadows/highlight to lighten the shadow on her face
3)Pioneer Woman's 'Warmer' action
4)Used the Clone and Spot Healing brush tools to fix the imperfections in her face and even out the colour
5)Lightened and sharpened the eyes
6)Pioneer Woman's soft & faded action at 30% with some tweaking off inner layers
7)Burned the edges
8)Filter > Noise reduction

And then for the b & w I added Pioneer Woman's B&W Beauty with bump at 40%

All in PS3.


  1. both are gorgeous! i can't even decide which version i like best :O). i made some notes of your steps, so i can try them out - especially the clone and spot healing brush step. beautiful photos!

    i don't really know what i'm doing, but please feel free to check my edit out and give me some pointers - i want to learn from this :O), thanks!

  2. Both of your edits are really nice! I like the colors of the first and the conversion of the second :)


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