Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Theme Thursday: Before & After

Above:  SOOC image
Below: After playing around in PS Elements


I often have fun playing with photos that are just so-so SOOC.  I don't really care how they turn out, and somehow I find that liberating.  I just fool around, trying things I normally wouldn't on a photo I really like.  Sometimes, it pays off, and I end up with a neat image and some new skills in my tool belt.

For the above image, I adjusted the white balance and exposure a bit, made a "screen" layer, and then added a texture.  I tried "popping" the eyes, but then he looked like a vampire or some weird undead creature, so I left those alone :).  

Looking forward to seeing everyone's Before/After over at Stacy's Theme Thursday.

8 comments:

steppingonlegos.com said...

The eyes look soooo much better that I don't think they need popping at all! I love the texture/screening effect!

Stacy said...

I totally agree...I love playing with photos to see what I can do to "save" them. :) Yeah, I don' think his eyes need popping, either. Very cute!

Christine said...

Love your B/A edits! I find editing relaxing, too...

Jenn said...

I LOVE LOVE the tongue LOL that's just too cute, and seems from the picture - so him!

carrie said...

just lightening the photo made his eyes pop! i love the texture, too!!

HipMomma said...

I agree. What you did made his eyes pop enough. Great job.

Yay! I can now comment.

Golightly said...

Oh, I like the end result! Very nice! I agree, his eyes already popped with your color adjustments.

BTW - I love the new header too.

Maggie said...

Wow! The eyes in the after shot are just stunning!