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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fix-It Friday #84

This weeks FIF picture is courtesy of Keli

Here is the original: 

Edit 1: 
Applied Paint The Moon's Banish Magenta action @ 65% merged
Duplicated layer, used Screen @ 45% merged
Applied Paint The Moon's Contrast boost @ 55% merged
and lastly Paint The Moon's Deep Pop no adjustments

Edit 2: 
Continued from Edit 1 then added Paint The Moon's Sandbox Simple action (can ya tell I love PTM's actions?!) 

Edit 3:
Duplicate layer Screen @ 60% merged
Adjustment layer on Brightness & Contrast
Crop & added a Gradient layer

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Awesome Giveaway over at MCP Actions!!!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shutter Love, Sweet Shot & Touch Up Tuesday

This weeks theme over at Trendy Treehouse is Overlays, thought I'd try to get back into the swing of things and post a pic I just love of my little man, he's winking at mama! :)

Added an overlay/texture adjusted the opacity to soft light at about 40%, duplicated that same layer and dropped the opacity down to about 20%.
I'm never sure on working with overlays/textures if you should erase from the face/skin in pictures, to me this one looks ok, but sometimes it just looks off, but then erasing it can look off. What are your suggestions? 

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Sweet Shot Day

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Fix-It Friday #83

This week we have an awesome picture from Angie Arthur to edit

I didn't have a chance to write down my edits as I went, the first is mainly adjustment layers using screen and soft light and adjusting the opacity. The second is a black white conversion along with a bit of a crop. Hope you enjoy! 
First edit:
Edit 2:
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Just another week in our house. I worked all weekend and am looking forward to having this next off. I have made the decision to attempt to get our house in better shape, organization wise so I am tackling one big project on my weekends off and small ones during the week. I start this week going through Quinn's bedroom that he shares with his older 1/2 bothers and boy oh boy that should've been one I waited for a weekend to start! I'm still in the process of getting it back into shape and all the stuff to get rid of off the top bunk b/4 his brothers show up on friday! Hmmmm....wonder if I'll make it? lol

Hiding under his desk

My Little Iron Man! 

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fix-It Friday #82

It's time again for Fix-It Friday over at i heart faces! This adorable photo is courtesy of  Rachel Durik of Savor Photography. We all get the chance to play with the photo a bit and learn new tips and tricks from all those participating! I use PSE 7 for my editing.

Here is the original

Edit 1: 
First I duplicated the image and used Screen w/opacity 65% then merged
Next I adjusted the contrast, increasing it 50%
Cropped the image and here you have it...

Edit 2:
Continuing from Edit 1
I applied Paint the Moon's Hair & Eye Pop Action then merged
Next applied Paint the Moon's Sandbox Simple Action, tweaked the layers and Merged. 
Adorable! :)

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Wordless Wednesday! 

Playing Wii!
Santa brought us a new Wii (ours died last year sometime) and it's the red anniversary edition! :)

Ok so I've had no time to get any new pics uploaded this week, does it seriously have to be such an issue for me? Maybe if I didn't work between up to 3 different computers, felt more secure bringing the camera to work with me, just plain old had more time? Maybe I'd get them done a lot sooner, but who knows, it seems to be my one nemesis! I have kept with my 365 project, its just a matter of getting them all uploaded! ;)

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