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:
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!!