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Fix It Friday – Number 70

Here is my edit for this week’s Fix It Friday from I Heart Faces.  The original photo is darling, I just thought it needed to be warmed up a bit and sharpened as it seemed a tad soft.  The crop was challenging working around the pigtails and bows.  I debated leaving it uncropped, but I didn’t like the blue blob in the upper right corner.  

Original

My Edit

My steps in PS CS5:

  • Color Balance Adjustment Layer – Midtones: Cyan/Red +22, Magenta/Green -4, Yellow/Blue -45
  • Select Mask – Image > Apply Image, Channel:Red, Blending:Multiply
  • Curves Adjustment Layer – S-shaped curve to increase contrast of midtones
  • Decrease opacity of last layer to 45%
  • Flatten
  • Duplicate Background
  • Filter > Other > High Pass, Radius 3 pixels
  • Change Blend Mode to Overlay, Reduce Opacity to 36%
  • Flatten, Crop, Save
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