Friday, March 4, 2011

Fix-It Friday #89

I have no professional skill when it comes to photo editing. I just like to play in Lightroom! I saw a post on Facebook for the Fix-It Friday event at iHeartfaces.com with a link to the newest photo provided, and decided to give it a go, even though I know many other more experienced editors will be playing with the same photo. I am anxious to see what direction they take with it.

I decided to smooth out the subject's face a little, and went with a desaturated look, and added back in a pop to the blacks, reds and blues. I really like how it drew out his blue eyes, and the texture/design in his shirt. I would have liked to blur the background beyond the brick wall, but I wasn't sure how to achieve that, so I stopped with what I've got.


Here is the original with credits to the photographer, Dana Suggs:

and here is my edit:

and a second edit cleaning up the wood and the back wall with some cloning and slight gaussian blur in PSE, a slight vignette added in LR, and an addition of film grain from PSE applied to the brick wall.
You can see more on this week's Fix-It friday here:







Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Katie Sterling said...

Great edit of the photo! I love how you made the colors pop!

Deborah jo said...

nice crop!

Buckeroomama said...

I like the 2nd edit... great color pops. :)

Melinda said...

Thank you everyone! Buckeroomama, that is my favorite too. I didn't know if I'd be able to fix the back wall, but I did, and I think the floor turned out pretty good too! :)

Creative Escapes said...

Great fixes! Love them!

Vicki said...

Very nice job on cleaning up the background. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the crop!

Busy Momma said...

awesome job Mel!! you did a great job with getting the wood outta the back. i love it