Thursday, April 22, 2010

Before and After...



Monica over at Pixel Perfect hosts a Before and After blog hop every week.
And since photo editing is one of my favorite things to do, I'm always up for the challenge!


Before...
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here 

chickbefore


After...
Here comes the sun, 
Here comes the sun
chickafter2
And I say it's all right!


p.s. this is not the last you've seen of my little "chick magnet"


Edited in Photoshop Elements.
*adjusted levels
*ran unsharp mask
*Used the lasso tool to select the iris and Ctrl J to move to a new layer
*then lightened his eyes a bit using Color variation
*Used Coffeeshop Baby Powder Room action
*For the sun, used Coffeeshop Sun Kissed action
*And, because I can't leave well enough alone, I added a screen layer and a multiply layer at 70% opacity.
*AMEN

30 comments:

Rebekah said...

lovely!
how do you get a signature on your photos, with all this photo theft, i think i probably should do mine.

Melissa said...

What a cute picture!
And great job on the edit!

He & Me + 3 said...

Absolutley beautiful. What a precious shot and I love the angle and the edit. Nice and soft. Absotluely

He & Me + 3 said...

Guess I better stop using Absolutely...I keep misspelling it. Why was it at the end too? Weird.

Heather said...

His shirt is soooo cute!
The edit is great, the warmth just makes this cute photo even better.
I love the lyrics too. :)

lovingmylife said...

I love how warm you made this photo.

Stephanie said...

Love the shirt! Great picture.

Joyeful said...

Wow! Love it!! So warm! I really need to learn how to use my adobe photoshop!!!! Thanks for telling me what you did!

Lovely to meet you too btw!!!

Victoria said...

Great edit - love how you warmed it up so much. Looks great - not to mention he is just cute as can be!

Sonora said...

I love it! The warm after is perfect. He is so cute. I have a feeling you will have your hands full with that one, he will be a chick magnet.

Arizona Mamma said...

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...

Love that song. Love this picture.

See, all this stuff you do to make your photos so great (not that they aren't before) amazes me. I am so inept with editing it's laughable really.

Jenn said...

So sunny and warm! I love the vintage feel... and she's too stinkin' cute! Did you make the shirt? I love, love, love it and want one for my little Ella! Hah... So sweet! I wish I had your talent.
Jenn :)

Jenn said...

So sunny and warm! I love the vintage feel... and she's too stinkin' cute! Did you make the shirt? I love, love, love it and want one for my little Ella! Hah... So sweet! I wish I had your talent.
Jenn :)

Mrs. Claus said...

This is great! I love your photos! Nice.

Tiffany said...

Love this shot - the angle and composition are striking. I love how sunny and beautiful you made it with your edit! Perfect.

Tracy said...

Ahhh, you never let me down. Love it again. Great shot and cutie pie little one!!!

JoeyRes said...

That's a really stunning "after". I'm pretty dense with that kind of stuff - I see people's before and afters and I can't tell the difference. I could really tell on this one!

Melanie said...

Adorable photo! Awesome edit!!

lulalola.com said...

Love it! What a sweet little "chick magnet" you have! And what a great song to have in my head!

bbcd mama said...

He's a total chick magnet, and will make girls jealous with those lovely locks!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Oh my goodness, it just doesn't get any CUTER than that!!!

alicia said...

Don't know how you found my blog, but thank you for your words today.

I love photography as well and photoshop elements is open 24/7 around here.

I'm excited to find your blog and anxious to try your tips.

Those photos with those lyrics are... priceless. Love it!!

Great job. I can see how you have so many followers.

Courtney said...

How cute is this picture??? LOVE. IT. The camera angle makes it even better. The edit is simply gorgeous! Way to go, Julie!

kristalucasphotography said...

i love the sunny edit!!! so lovely! and such a cute photo!! :)

laney said...

I love coming to your blog because I know I will never be disappointed. This is a great edit...I love the sunny glow.
By the way, love the song...we sing it all the time to our kids.

Great job...again!!!

Laura said...

Love him, he is SO adorable! Love the editing too...perfect for your little chick magnet. :)

Maryvel Friesen said...

VERY good edit in deed! Ditto what everyone else said already! Thank you also for taking the time to list the steps taken, I like to do that too, so people know exactly how you got from A to B! :)

Ms. Diva said...

I've really have to learn how to use plug ins!!!! Wonderful edit!!

Lauren said...

you have a beautiful family and a super cute blog!!! look forward to more!

Alysha (Supermom) said...

oh way cute!!!! love all the warmth you brought into the picture. nice job

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