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March 13, 2009

Fix-it Friday

Fix it friday cutiepie before One of my favorite things about digital photography is the ability to create something special from something that fell just a little bit short of perfect. 

I recently discovered a site called "I Faces" and, in addition to weekly photography face themes, they also have a weekly "fix it" challenge where you take a photo they give you and do your best to enhance it.  The original photo is to the left and my 'improvement' is below.  The child was already pretty darn cute so there really wasn't much to improve upon!  Click the image to see a larger view.

You can see what other people did by clicking <here>.

Fix it friday cutiepie - after 

I do all my photo editing in Paintshop Pro.  I've used it for years and I really love it.  I did a white balance correction and fixed a few tiny flaws.  Then I upped the saturation in her eyes, sharpened, then softened just a tiny bit.  Next, I unchapped her lips and removed some stray hairs from her face, added some extra eyelashes, extracted her face and layered it over a stock photo background that came with my computer.  Then I flipped the whole thing!  Violla!  Done!

Heehee.... And my husband wonders why the laundry piles up? 


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