SoftThistle Life

Playing with Photoshop...

PhotographyMarylin64 Comments

Just because I haven't been picking up my camera as much over the icky weather doesn't mean I don't still have plenty I could do!

Here's a photo I took almost 2 years ago, when Max was 5 months old. SOOC:

It's pretty dark, although his eyes are actually in focus (!!!). He's got some scratches on his face, and the writing on the bottle bothers me...

So... I did this:

I lightened up the whole photo using curves.

Then I made the eyes pop (thank you Clickin Moms for a tutorial about that... I heart you!).

I played about with a few OTSS actions till I decided on this one, Vanilla Coffee from the Fall in Love set.

I cloned out the Tommee Tippee logo as it was distracting me...

and last but not least I cropped and sharpened for web.


The whole process took about 15 minutes.

For me that's pretty good, considering I don't have a clue what I'm doing most days!

I had loads of fun choosing a photo back from my archives... I don't do it often enough!

When was the last time you had a look in yours? I challenge you to find an old photo you didn't do much with and see what you can come up with in photoshop, it's a great way to get out of a slump. :)

Hope you all had a good weekend! :)