Sunday, August 30, 2009

I Heart Faces – Before & After

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This is a “just for fun” week at I Heart Faces.  We are supposed to show a picture that we edited when we first started editing pictures and one that we just edited this month.  If you want to see how every one else’s pictures have changed go to I Heart Faces.

This is the very first picture I edited.  I was obsessed with making the skin look so smooth and silky.  I also just had to learn how to make the eyes pop!  It took me 3 hours to edit this picture and I just loved it LOL!  Now I think it looks too over done and I rarely ever touch her skin.  What was I thinking?  I only wish I had her perfect new baby skin, why did I think it needed editing?  I think it was just a new technique I thought I had to do.

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Here is an edit I did on Saturday.  I have learned to not touch the skin LOL but I still love that glassy eye look.  I also discovered that playing with levels can be a great help!  It took me 15 minutes to edit this picture and 4 more.  Psst… actions are so much faster, thanks I heart faces for that info LOL!

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8 comments:

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

So adorable! I agree with you that babies skin shouldn't be touched up... at least not completely. I used to do it all the time too because I thought that is something that you had to do.

But even with her skin editing the photo itself is fantastic and you perfected those eyes!

Emily said...

Amazing. The colors in the second are so vibrant...and the lighting is beautiful. Still working out my photo editing skills but it's been fun playing around and yes, I agree, love those actions. Thank you I Heart Faces and Coffee Shop. :-)

Becca said...

I love this! :-) thanks so much for sharing your journey!

Alice said...

great editing in that last shot! such a beautiful little girl :). i can see you have progressed, so have i. it's amazing, isn't it?

my shots are posted now also. feel free to come on over for a visit anytime :O).

Shannon said...

her eyes are so beautiful... and i love how you ALWAYS make em' pop right off the page!

Carly said...

Thanks for your comments. Your daughter is so cute! I really like the natural light in your pictures. I added your blog to my reader for inspiration!

Natalie said...

Love the new look! It is fabulous and so you!
Hope your new teeth coming in were painless!

Natalie said...

Okay so I still love love love your background but now I am going crazy trying to change my text colour and cannot! Grrrr! LOL It keeps coming up error on page!