Saturday, May 19, 2012

Edit Me Challenge - 2012 Week 20

Edit Me

Here is my entry for this week's Edit Me Challenge. If you'd like to join in our check out what it's all about, you can head here: :)

Here is this week's original photo:

And here is my edit:

This week I went with a clean edit.  First I opened the picture in ACR.  I used recovery at 100% to save the blown highlights, then lowered the exposure, brightness, and contrast.  I increased the fill light just slightly.  I also cropped the photo.

I then opened it in Photoshop and fiddled around with a few actions.  I ended up using the My Four Hens action Spiffy with the conversion layer turned off.  I also turned off the action's Haze It and Lighten layers.  I then ran the My Four Hens action Hand Crafted to add a little more red to the photo and adjusted the layer opacities.  Finally I used a levels layer to add some more pop to the photo.

Last but not least, I sharpened portions of the photo, added my watermark, and saved for web & devices.

Make sure to go check out the other edits at! :)

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