Saturday, April 4, 2009

I ♥ Faces Fix-It #9 - “Senior Spirit”

What a great photo to play with this week. A beautiful subject. Interesting background. It was fun to play with!
Click here to see all of the fun fixes!


Brightened and color popped:

Same as above with some color burning:

Black and white with a hint of chocolate:

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I ♥ Faces iCanvas Giveaway!!

iCanvas is giving one lucky person a 12 x 18 gallery wrapped canvas worth $75!!!

Head on over to I ♥ Faces to enter!!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Editing 101 :)

I get lots of questions on what I use to edit, how I get the eyes so clear, how my pictures are so sharp, etc etc. So I'm going to give you a little before and after and explain what I did. K?

alrighty, here we go :)

First I started with a basic snapshot. this was taken indoors with natural light only. It's a bit underexposed, so let's play with it.

Now we have a few things to fix here. It needs a bit of a color pop.

You can barely see her pretty brown eyes. they could sure use a bit of a brightening don't you think

Sheesh, her face is dirty, isn't it?

Hmm, you can see I have Tivo on the tv, don't you? lol

Alrighty, here's my edited photo:

(and what I did: I brightened up the picture a bit.
used my smudge and clone tool to fix that pretty little dirty face.
I dodged the eyes just a little bit. Just enough to pop the color. Don't go overboard, or she'll look like a freak.
I colored and blurred the background so you aren't distracted by the TV.
Then I sharpened. Just a tad. Only enough to bring out the details in the subject. )


Here's my finished project.

Pretty huh?


april fools!!!


Sunday, March 29, 2009

I ♥ Faces Week 12.... Pouting!

This is my entry for I ♥ Faces week 12! :) What a great theme!!! I can't wait to see them all!

Click here to see all of the entries! I knew just the child to pick for this theme. My little Owen. he is bubbling with smiles and laughter about 99% of the time. But if he gets upset, he goes into full blown bottom lip pouty faces that crack me up! Too cute!

I'm also entering my kitty, Izzy, in the pet category. She has more personality than any animal I have ever met. And beautiful to boot!


I am begging every reader, every lurker, anyone who comes across my blog. Please, pray for this little guy.

Prayers for Stellan

If you aren't religious, then cross your fingers. Or think happy thoughts for him. Or hope for him. Wish for him. I don't give a crap, just do something. please!!

This is one thing about life that makes me question so many things. Why a baby? An innocent little baby?

Please, Lord, heal him!