IHF FIX IT FRIDAY: US

Well, once again I am honored to be somehwere on the I HEART FACES website.

This was taken at their Dream Big Workshop in Dallas, last month.

What a beautiful image, I had to play with the editing…

Afterall, it’s P & ME!

You can see all of the fine edits created by the other members here!

Here is the original:

prior to opening in Photoshop… I open in Adobe Camera RAW – adjusting White Balance, Vibrance, Saturation and colors, contrast and noise reduction:
This is a little vintage… I used TOTALLY RAD ACTIONS Pool Party, tweaked it heavily – then threw on a Turquoise Color Layer, but only painted it on the trees, TRAs YIN YANG on all images to get our pasty winter skin – appear less glowy, TRAs SELECT-O-POP on our face and the trees at a low opacity, and burned the trees a lot and as always a levels boost.

This is a BW action I created – using desaturation, adding a duplicate layer set on  soft light (with a light turq. color in that layer at a low opacity), then I burned burned burned all of the tree area to really focus on US… I also used SELECT-O-POP on the trees and our face again (along with YIN YANG), then I really felt like a horizontal flip would be great with the BW… I like it!:)This was actually my first edit, I wanted it to be fairly dramatic – in color in contrast and leading your eye into US:) Once again I YIN/YANGed our faces for a nice balance, added ‘Get Faded Winter’ and ‘Get Faded Summer’ on about 25% opacity.  Added a light edge burn then I burned the entire tree area, darkening more around the outer edge.  Added OH SNAP for a nice contrast and pop and VOILA.  All of these weird names I mentioned are available from my favorite actions:  Totally Rad Actions THE REVENGE set:)

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Raven - LOL, Arden, you crack me up. I love how you “fixed” yourself. Lol. If you do make it to WPPI this year, a fellow photog said she’d really like to consider using you as a model when we shoot at the neon graveyard (that is if we can grab a time slot!).December 17, 2010 – 8:36 pm

Kim Mills - I love all of your edits! very clean.December 17, 2010 – 3:53 pm

Abby Lanes - You two are a gorgeous couple. You look like movie stars. I love all of your edits, with the last one being my favorite! ;) December 17, 2010 – 3:31 pm

Laurie Endsley - Love the B&W edit!December 17, 2010 – 1:47 pm

Shawntae - Gorgeous edits. You two are a gorgeous couple.:)December 17, 2010 – 12:55 pm

Dreama - I love your second edit as well as the flip edit!December 17, 2010 – 11:03 am

Melanie Reller - Beautiful as always. Was it kinda weird to edit a picture of you?December 17, 2010 – 10:42 am

Dana-from chaos to Grace - LOVE it!! I especially love the black and white FLIP you did! Great idea!December 17, 2010 – 10:12 am

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