Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Edit Me Challenge: 2012 Week 16

Edit Me

It's my third week in a row for participating in the Edit Me Challenge! Go me! :)

Below is the original photo this week:

And below is my edit:

First I pulled the image into ACR (Camera Raw). I added fill light to brighten the shadows, then lowered the overall exposure of the image. I also used the noise reduction in ACR to remove any noise.

I then took the image into Photoshop and applied a texture (Brownie Mix from Chasing Dreams).  I wasn't sure exactly where I was going with the texture, but ended up really liking the effect it had on the image.  I tweaked the opacity, masking, and saturation of the texture to my liking using Florabella's Texture Action.  I then applied a levels adjustment to give the image a bit more pop, pulling the blacks arrow toward the right and pushing the grays arrow a bit toward the left and putting it on overlay mode at 20% opacity.

After that I resized for web, sharpened, applied my watermark, and saved for web & devices.

Be sure to check out the other edits at!

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