Archive for April, 2010
I haven’t had time to particpate in Fix It Friday in a while (and, ummm…it’s almost not Friday anymore, so I’m pushing it here). But with Angie’s gorgeous girl as the subject, I couldn’t resist. The original shot is great as far as clarity and lighting, but there were elements in the background that needed removing.
I used the clone tool to take out the distracting sign right behind the girl. And, I cropped out the other sign on the right. I added a texture and then experimented with text. That’s a first for me in Elements, and I need to learn more about placement, etc. Still, it was fun to play with this great picture; thanks, Angie! And thanks I Heart Faces for all that I learn on a daily basis. Here’s my edit:
Have you ever seen a cuter smile? Oh my… she melts my heart! I love the theme this week at I Heart Faces, and I have a feeling there will be more entries than EVER before. Think about it; what do you say right before you take someone’s picture? “Smile!!!” That’s what I said to this sweet girl, and she gave me a closed-mouth little grin. “No, honey, show me your teeth!” I said. “But I don’t HAVE any teef right now”, she replied. “OK… show me where your teeth are SUPPOSED to be”, said I, and thus I ended up with a perfectly priceless shot. For more adorable smiles, teeth or not, head over to I Heart Faces (but please.. leave a little love behind before you go!).
This week, instead of only one picture, entries can consist of as many as you can fit into a collage. Which COULD be a lot of pictures, friends! But I had the good fortune of a lovely day today and two pretty-as-can-be models who were willing to pose by an old barn behind their house. Voila… perfectly tied-together theme for a collage… the joy of sisterhood! I haven’t done real “photo-shoots”, so we were awkwardly trying to figure out poses, until I just told the girls to be themselves. Yep, that worked just fine!
Now… head on over to I Heart Faces to see what I know will be some amazing collages (oh…could you leave me a little love first? Thanks so much!). And if you have a sister, give her a hug….
(P.S. the collage was done in Picnik; I only have Elements 8, so my Photoshop collage possibilities are limited!)