Friday, July 29, 2011

Edit Me - 7.29.11

My Reflection of Something
Disclaimer: This is not my photo. I did not take it.
Copyright belongs to the original photographer.

I was so overjoyed to see the photo for this week. I spend much of my free time hanging out with my younger brother and his friends, some of whom have DS. I believe that all children with disabilities are innocent angels, blessings sent from God to teach their families how to be better parents/sisters/brothers. So I knew, as soon as I saw this photo, exactly how I wanted to edit it.


My edit:

My steps:
-ACR: desaturate and adjust contrast + exposure to my liking

-PSE8: resize canvas, stretch left side, crop
-Gaussian blur layer to soften skin and background
-CoffeeShop Perfect Portrait 3
-CoffeeShop Sweet Bakery Glazes - Vanilla Glaze @ 48%
-text, watermark, done!

My thoughts: Honestly, I am uber-happy with my edit. I completely and totally love how it looks. Period. End of story.

Do you agree??

PS - check out my entry
for this month's Still life Standout
photo challenge HERE!


Hart Johnson said...

I think you did a beautiful job with this, Amy!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love the quote - I immediately though BW was the way to go too.

Our Typical Life said...

You did a fantastic job Amy!

leavesnbloom said...

Lovely in B&W - great quote aswell.

Branson said...

I love your edit! The b/w and the quote are both just perfect! :)