February 10, 2013

Before & After

Even as I’m not feeling well, I’m happy to find myself showing interest in old loves.  Like processing photos.  In between the nauseous, vertigo, and exhaustion, I’ve been having a ball learning new tricks in Photoshop to really make my images pop!  I thought I’d share a few before & afters.  Dare I say I’m almost more in love with editing than I am with photography?  Nah. 

As I’m attaching this first example, I’m thinking I could have cooled the picture down a bit.  I don’t know, what do you think?  I know everyone’s monitor must be showing the image differently.  I am viewing mine on a calibrated retina screen so colors are sometimes too vibrant.  Colors can sometimes appear too rich.

4222 RS original4222 RS

4165 RS Original4165 RS

B&A tape for blog

* in case there are interested parties, digital tape is courtesy of The Coffeeshop Blog.  I just love them!

The image in the middle row (keep scrolling down) is one of my favorites!  She looks so posed.  It’s amazing how much older she looks too (which is NOT one of the things I like about it).  In fact, I don’t usually care for posed shots either but the expression just works so well for her!  I’m thinking it’s print worthy!

Before & After Landscape

I’ve even dabbled a little in digital cosmetics.  Now, before you view the next few images, I feel the need to clarify that I do not support the use of real makeup on toddlers (with the exception of lip gloss, chapstick or age appropriate products).  I am very ANTI Toddlers & Tiaras.  Frankly, I find the show quite disturbing.  I did, however, think the following image would serve beautifully as practice to try and add some digital eye shadow, eye liner, blush, and lipstick.  Okay so I threw in a beauty mark too!  I have to admit, it was so much fun!

4218 RS

4218 processed with makeup

4218 RS make2up

Have you ever tried digital cosmetics?  If not, are there any new editing tricks you’ve picked up?  If so, I’d love to hear!


  1. What do you use to edit? I am using PSE 11 (finally upgraded from PSE 6). I tend to make my pictures warm, I like a rich and vibrant look to my photos.

    I adore the picture in sepia/black and white, the one with her chin in her palm. So pretty!

  2. Haha, laughing at the digital makeup! And I love all your photos! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, visit my bloggy to see more:)

  3. I would love to read a tutorial on how you get your images to pop like this!!! Or maybe even just an email to me to help me out?? :-) Editing is not my strong suit and I absolutely LOVE how you edit!!
    ♥ Kyna


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