Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rubber Ducky, Your the One...



Before Photo


After Photo
I used PSE 8 to edit this picture.  First I cropped it, so more of the focus would on Bennett's eye contact with the duck.  Then I ran a level and threshhold adustment layer to correct the color.  I wanted the picture to have a warm, almost glowing effect, so I ran CoffeeShop's Soft Autumn Glow Action.  I lowered to opacity of the glow to 50% and lowered the contrast to 75% before flattening the image.  


I would have liked to lighten his eyes, but each time I tried I was dissatisfied with how they turned out.  Any suggestions?


If you enjoy the art of digital photography and want to see more Before and After photos head on over to Pixel Perfect.



14 comments:

Mommy2Four said...

Awwww...so cute! It looks like he's having a staring contest with the duck!

As for lightening his eyes, maybe play around with the curves...lighten the darks and shadows a bit.

Not sure if you shoot in RAW or not, but if you do, you could open it as a RAW and use the adjustment brush to adjust the exposure slightly on his eyes.

Very cute capture!

Katie said...

Oh my!! That expression, those chubbies...he is an absolute doll!!!

Photo Freak said...

fact: fat babies are the greatest thing in the world. Love it!

Mama Smors said...

i know nothing about picture taking but i love that picture!!! it is so cute :)

Jennifer said...

Seriously adorable! Great edit!

Snapshotsofhappiness said...

Too cute! I love his chubbers. :)

Sandy said...

Wow - what a difference!...I like!

[Briar] . Designs said...

Try PWs Bring out the eyes action.

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, what an expression! I love your edit.. think it's perfect :)

Christy said...

he is the cutest little chunk ever! love it ... the crop really helps the change of focus!

CM said...

That is the cutest capture! Awwww, he's so adorable, so focused on the rubber ducky.

I think the edit is awesome!

Ashley Sisk said...

I really love how you brightened this photo up - it was already a cute shot and now it's frame worthy!

Courtney said...

oh my goodness, how cute! Love the light in your edit. nice!

Kelly Polizzi said...

Thank you for following my blog. I am very happy to be following you back :)

Beautiful baby!