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August 06, 2010

Before & After: Gwen and the colorful scarf

I found this pretty scarf on super duper mega sale at Ross and knew it would be a fun addition to the girls dress-up box.  Gwen was eager to let me photograph her with it.  She's been a very wiling model lately and, of course, my camera loves her almost as much as I do! 

I took this with my point and shoot camera since I accidentally left my SLR battery and charger in the hotel room in Pennsylvania. 

Gwen scarf-1583 edited

First, I enhanced her eyes and corrected the levels and color balance.  Then I applied my favorite Florabella action, Gypsy to this at 50% strength.  I upped the saturation in the scarf while masking out her face (so it didn't turn orange).  I love it!

Here's the original photo for comparison: 

IMG_1583 original cropped


Normally, my trusty point and shoot takes much better photos than this but I forgot to check the settings and discovered later that it was set for indoor photos in low light.  Since we were outside, everything was kinda blown out but photoshop came to the rescue, again!


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More cool Before & After photos here:  Pixel Perfect



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