It's time for another installment of Fix-it Friday.
This little girl could not be any cuter!!EDITED V1
V1: I used Camera Raw and PS — CS3. I didn't want to do too much photo retouch for the first version. This really is a great photo. It just needs exposed a bit more.
In Camera Raw, I warmed the temperature to +13. I exposed the photo to +.80. I bumped the recovery and the contrast up a bit. I also brought the saturation level down but only to -3.
In Photoshop, I cleaned the image using the clone tool. I really wanted her skin to be smooth, so I removed shadows that were a bit too distracting. I intensifed her eyes using the dodge tool on her iris and the burn tool on her pupil. I cropped the photo so she's off center and to the right. Lastly, I adjusted the magenta levels in the "Selective Color" adjustment. I wanted to change the hat color.They are set to — C +23 M -68 Y -76 K 0
V2: I picked up from the edits on V1, since the image is already retouched. I converted the image to b/w as an adjustment layer. (Not in the image mode). That way, I am able to adjust the channels within the B/W adjustment layer. Below are my settings. I really pulled the magenta level down so the hat would be darker. I wanted her hat to frame her face more.
V3: I flattened the V2 edits and converted to B/W in the image mode and changed back to RGB mode. In Image > Adjustment > Variations, I added a click of yellow and a click of red. I desaturated the photo to -43 and added in a texture to the left. It is set to Multiply with 38% fill. Again, a beautiful subject to work with!
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