Friday, April 24, 2009

Fix-It-Friday: Cooing Baby

I am loving the I Heart Faces website! I had so much fun working on my first photo challenge and now, today, is my first attempt at "Fix-it-Friday". I would like to do a bit more with the photo (put a cool overlay on it, or something to minimize the contrast with the background a bit) but I think I'm probably just about out of time. My little coo-ing one has been napping for awhile now, so she's due to wake up. So, here is what I've done...

"Cooing Baby" Before:

And my version...

"Cooing Baby After"

The differences are subtle, I suppose. What I did was (obviously) change the orientation of the photo, crop it a bit, clear up some of the facial blemishes, alter the contrast a bit, add the very tiniest bit of a smile with the Distort/Liquify tool, brighten the whites of the eyes and increase the overall sharpness of the eyes, and add a warming "photo" filter. Oh, and I added a little frame and mat just to show you how nice the photo of this cute little kiddo (not mine) would look hanging on the wall. ;-)

I used Photoshop Elements 5.

To see other people's fixes on this photo head on over to the I Heart Faces Website right HERE.