I Heart Faces Fix-It-Friday!!

It’s time for another I Heart Faces Fix-It Friday!!

Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I Heart Faces is a fantastic, interactive photography/editing blog. Every Friday they have something called “Fix-It-Friday” where they post an image for you to edit. They also have contributors who explain how they “fixed-up” the photo so it’s an opportunity to learn new techniques. Other readers also post their links to edits so you get a huge variety of editing solutions.

Check out this week’s challenge and all the other beautiful edits here:

This week’s original:

My basic edit:
I played with levels, curves (a lot) to try to correct as much of the underexposure/funky lighting as possible. Then I used the dodge tool to lighten the shadows on the face. That still wasn’t quite enough so I created a new layer, selected the brush tool, choose a white color, painted over the shadows, and then set the layer blending mode to soft light and adjusted the opacity until it looked right.
To be honest, I don’t like this edit. The shadows/lighting still bother me, it seems a bit dull, I’m just not a fan. That’s alright, that’s why we sometimes stylize things. 😉

I’m a much larger fan of these edits.

Let me know what you think!! Like always, constructive criticism is welcome!!

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7 Responses to I Heart Faces Fix-It-Friday!!

  1. Ashley says:

    I like your stylized edits too. I think both of us just get bored with the plain ol edits, don’t we?

  2. I like the monochrome effect and 70’s style/colors on these post edits – last 2 posts.

  3. Catharine says:

    I like the last one the best. nice.

  4. carla says:

    Ooh, I like that first faded-looking one.

  5. Buckeroomama says:

    I like your stylized edits, too, especially the two middle ones… 🙂

  6. Buckeroomama says:

    I like the basic edit and teh BW one. Nice job! 🙂

  7. Diana Martin says:

    A wonderful collection of edits!! xo

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