I love this photo but it didn’t show how beautiful and bright blue the sky was that day and Breanne seemed very dark so I wanted to brighten it up and bring out all of the small details of the sky and of her.
Here's how I did it…
I edited the sky a few times. First I highlighted just the sky and added a details edit then I put it on a high contrast then added a bright sky edit then soften it with a light blue tent adjusted the colors to even everything off in the full edit mode.
Then for my sister Breanne I adjusted the color of her skin in the guided mode then I adjust the levels and tweak it little by little until I liked how it looked .
I then went in to the full mode and added a detail edit, lighten the skin tone, brighten her teeth and her shirt a few times then added a high contrast just on her sunglasses to bring out the shine, soften the color of her lips and added a small browning around the edges of the photo then to finish I sharpened the whole photo until I liked.
It took me a little while to get it to look like this but I think it turned out great.
I use PSE8 and I am way new to this program so if you have any tips I would love to hear them!
Here they are side by side
What do you think?
Go to visit Karli’s blog and check out some other tips.
Plus go to Darcy’s blog to see other sweet shots!