Friday, August 28, 2009

My first Fix-It Friday

First, I am in the middle of creating my background, that is why this page looks so blah.

As mentioned in my first post, I Heart Faces is doing their Fix-Friday today. I have never done this before and am hoping I am not too out of my league here. First off, the picture of this little girl was already beautiful! She is stunning. Here is the original:

Like I said, beautiful!

So here is what I did:

I am a sucker for desaturated pictures. These are the steps I took to get this:
1. Crop
2. PW action Define & Sharpen
3. Desat to -76
4. Dodge the eyes to make them pop a little more.
5. Brushed the flowers to make them a little darker.
6. Magnetic lasso to select background and then used Gaussian Blur.
7. Unsharp mask. (I know everyone uses this but I honestly don't understand why it's called "unsharp" anyone?)

So there it is, my first Fix-It Friday on Momarazzi.


  1. I can't put my finger on it but in your edit she looks further away from the brick then the orignal edit. I think it is because you did a good job of blurring the brick but keeping her sharp. Great edit

  2. I like the crop. Very pretty.