I don't have a Journey of Faith Friday post today, because I totally forgot that I would be gone all day Thursday. That is also the reason I did not link up with Shoot and Edit yesterday, as I had originally planned on Monday. However, it was all for a good reason........I GOT TO WATCH SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY LIFT OFF YESTERDAY from 6 miles away. It was really awesome, but there will be more to come from our Kennedy Space Center experience and photos from the lift off.
Now, back to the photo I wanted to edit for this week. I decided to post it today, because I needed to edit it anyways. So a little over a week ago, this little sweetie and her parents and sister packed up and moved to my favorite state..............KENTUCKY!!!! I am excited for them, but we miss them. They are close friends of ours, who are sincere, Christ-filled, awesome people.
(sorry about the orange hue in the photo. this only appeared once I posted to the web, but I don't want to do two separate edits, not do I have time.)
Edited in PSE 8: White Balance Correction, cropped photo (because I don't perform two separate edits for web and print, I usually crop on a 11X15 or 5X7 ratio. This allows whoever is printing the most possibilities to print smaller/larger sizes without a leg, arm, or half of the head being cut off), duplicated Layer and applied Unsharp Mask at 70%. Then I ran, the Coffee Shop Perfect Portrait 2 Action. Within the action, I adjusted the blacks and mid tones on the levels layer. Smooth skin layer: applied brush to face at 39% opacity. Brightness layer: decreased contrast to 5. Used black brush at 100% opacity on layer mask to completely remove brightness from the right side of her face (camera left). Contrast pop layer: decreased to 30% opacity. Eye define layer: applied to eyes with 25% opacity brush. Applied Black and White layer. (There are several other layers you can use in this action. If I did not mention the layers, then I did not use them.)