Monday, January 3, 2011

Touch-Up Tuesday

Before-After 2-365
This is #2 of the 365 Days In Pictures I will be doing this year. I love this picture but hated that it was dark and had a ton of clutter around him and Bud. I knew that this would be a challenge in its self to make it how I wanted it but I was willing to take on that challenge.
I first cleaned up the photo (contrast levels etc...) Then I added the summer vintage action to lighten his skin tone then I tackled the clutter. I used the clone tool and the spot healing tool. I am not that good at doing it because the tiles were not lining up. So to hide that I added 2 or 3 different textures and lowered the opacity to my liking. sharpened it and then cleaned up the noise and was finished. (did all of that in PSE 8)
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It took me about an hour to figure it all out but I am over the moon happy with it because it turned out to be what I wanted.
momtographertouch upbeforeafter

26 comments:

  1. I so do not enjoy having to take out the clutter in the background, such a pain, but I think you did a pretty good job there! :)

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  2. Way to stick with it and make it the way you want!

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  3. Wow that is dedication! But it turned out great, adorable shot!

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  4. I think it looks great! Wonderful job! Thanks for linking up. :)

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  5. I think it's a wonderful edit!!! I love that the clutter is removed....and good for you for figuring out a solution...I am NO good with the clone tool yet!

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  6. I'm seriously impressed with the cloning work - well done!

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  7. Wow…what you did here is so amazing. The photo is beautiful, definitely worthy of a frame.

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  8. Love it! If only my critters would let me use them as pillows...

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  9. This is amazing! I love the photo and great job on the cloning! I need to learn more about PSE8 because I could not do that! Very inspired now. :)

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  10. This is such a great edit!

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  11. Very nice! I just started this project of 365 please pop over if you can http://flowerphotography1.blogspot.com/ . I LOVE your header!!! And am Joining your blog. Look forward to having a look around and seeing more of your work.

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  12. love your edit!
    thanks for linking up!

    http://diaryofadevildogwife.com

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  13. You really did a fantastic job! Hope I can get there at one point!

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  14. So adorable, love the texture!

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  15. Wow! That looks awesome! I'm envious of those that can use photoshop and make it look like it's nothing!

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  16. What a sweet photo. Love the soft / warm / cozy edit, makes me want to snuggle up too :)

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  17. You did a wonderful job on this edit!!! And laying on the cat with that little bare butt...lol...too cute!

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  18. Love it! Great edit too. :)

    smiles,
    rachel

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  19. So sweet and such a great edit!

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  20. Oh my goodness! Is that a little bum I see? And the cat! Wow... Such an awesome shot. I think it's perfect! :)

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  21. Lovely edit. Cleaned up perfectly too. (You were right about the clutter and darkness.) Thanks for sharing! Here is my entry.

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  22. Lovely edit. Cleaned up perfectly too. (You were right about the clutter and darkness.) Thanks for sharing! Here is my entry.

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