04 September, 2009

I ♥ Faces Fix-it Friday



It just keeps rollin' around every week!

You might have noticed that I love making photos of children black and white. And this week is no exception.

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Now the problem with this photo is it's a little too dark, but lightening it brings up all the noise in the underexposed areas. Which makes it PERFECT for black & white, because it never shows up as badly then. Good thing I wanted to do b & w anyway.


I lightened just a little. Then I ran TRA's Bitchin' B & W, then ran Oh Snap! over that. I added Antique tone at around 30%. Then I used pro retouch to soften his face and brighten his eyes. Et voila!

Oh I also cropped the tiniest bit, but you can see that.

No go to I ♥ Faces and see what everyone else did.

7 comments:

  1. Nice... I like how you got his eyes to pop... I was unable to do that..

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  2. I love reading all the names of the various photoshop techniques. Someone should make a long list of ones to recreate the most hilarious sentence ever.

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  3. I like your edit quite a lot, you brightened up his face but not overly so, and the slight contrast bump is just enough to really pop this image.

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  4. It's the Totally Rad Actions that have such fun names. My favourite names are Super Fun Happy, Pross-Crocessed, Grandma's Tap Shoes and Magic Glasses. There's also a Not-so-magic glasses! :-)

    Thanks guys!

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  5. i love the black and white. it's really neat.

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  6. you did a really good job with your edit!

    my edits are posted too, feel free to come on over and visit anytime :O).

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