Friday, May 15, 2009

Fix-It Friday

Little-Beauty PS/P

I'm participating, once again, in fix-it friday over at i heart faces. Below is the original image we were given to 'fix.' I love it! I chose not to clean up her dirty arms, because there is a pureness to showing that a beautiful little girl in a white dress can find joy digging in the earth. I also went against the rule of thirds (placing her eyes at the top third of the photo), because I really 'felt' the space above her (not sure how to explain that one technically, grin).

What I did do:

In Photoshop CS2: TRA's Oh, Snap, Yin/Yang (lightened face and body), flattened, PW's Boost, flattened, then TRA's Pool Party and Punch Out! (100%).

In Picnik: Slight crop, resized, sharpened, Cross Process (fade at 70%), adjusted curves slightly, and added frame. Voila!


theArthurClan said...

Hee! You nailed her perfectly Heidi. She loves to dress up but will be playing in the dirt at the same time. :)

Awesome fix and amazing job with this photo.

co-founder of I ♥ Faces

jodi said...

love it! you really have a great eye, heidi!


Pam D said...

Excellent! I never even noticed the dirty arms til now. You've got Picnik figured out!

AJ said...

Very nice work!

Anonymous said...

I bet you "felt" the space above her because the way the light is highlighting the top of her hair is angelic - like heaven is illuminating her. I'm being serious not corny :) ~Tera

Diana (Ladybug Limited) said...

Wow. Just wow.