Ok let's do this again! I had a whole post ready to go then my computer froze! :mad:
Well let's see. I have been messing around with different ways of editing pictures lately. I am mostly just practicing on my snap shots of my kids. Because honestly that is all I can get out of them these days. Just every day snaps. I am having fun though! Here are a few I did. I have been using actions but mostly just taking those actions and using parts here and there and making them my own. I am trying! Not sure if its working out there. Just want some opinions. I did some before and afters. I honestly don't know what I did to each one of them specifically but I could probably do it again if I wanted to. I need to write it down or make an action or something so I can remember! I saved my work to one of them though so I can go back again.
Here's my son Mikael looking at himself in the mirror. Such a silly boy.
This is before. I basically just edited in ACR and opened in PS, reduced size, sharpened for web, saved.
And an after. I did a few different things. Messed around with adjustment layers and stuff.
With this one I edited in ACR, opened in PS and I think the only thing I did was mess around with the eyes and then reduced size and sharpened and saved for web. I'm not sure though. I got confused at the end I had lots of stuff opened.
And after playing around with layers. Sorry if either of them look over sharpened somewhere. Didn't mean to do that! Doesn't flickr sharpen photos too?
I honestly like both edits of each picture. But that's just me. Would like your opinions. I know everyone has different likes and dislikes though. But do these work?
And here are a few others I did the past few days.
using same editing as the ones above. somewhat the same anyway and its just a candid snap of my son looking in the mirror again lol
And my roses outside that I think might freeze (do roses freeze? I'm new at the gardening thing lol!) it's been so cold here lately. (it was just snowing a bit ago). I added a bit of texture. Don't know if you can tell. Just to the blurred part.
and just a snap shot of my little girl. I took this one with my P&S and edited, used an action but reduced opacity. Don't remember which action. I think I used the one I made based on another one.
And i've been messing around with frames but I am not consistent with them :rolleyes: it was just something I was testing out and still am. Just for web though. Not for printing. I am not really liking them though.
I am loving editing lately. But that's probably because I haven't done it in awhile. lol I'm just getting warmed up! Now if only the weather would get a bit better. It's been a bit too cold here lately.