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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shoot & Edit Challenge-Week Two: Good Morning ... Edited

Thursday snuck up on me this week!  


Today is the day I show how I edited this SOOC picture ...


I didn't do anything with it until today because I always wait to see Ashley's tips.  If I can follow them, I do.  However, with this picture, I didn't feel it needed a lot of editing.  So this is what I came up with ...


I simply adjusted the exposure, recovery, blacks, fill light, clarity, and vibrance in Adobe Camera Raw.  I love editing in ACR!  It is soooooo much smoother than going through all those separate steps in PSE.  Just my opinion.  After doing the above, I played with a few Pioneer Woman actions, but was pretty happy with just the Raw edit.  Then, as always, I adjust the sharpness and resize for web viewing (so it doesn't take forever to load when you stop by to look at it).


Although I did like this one too ...
I added the Pioneer Woman's Edge Burn action and reduced the opacity to about 70%.


That's it!  Not a huge difference.  But I don't think there is much you can do to this picture.  Not because it is so great, but because of the subject matter.  Again, my opinion.  :)


Next week's theme is "good night".  Hmmmmm ... I'll have to think about that one.


Hop on over to Ashley's to see all the other Shoot & Edit participants.  I can't wait to see what everyone came up with!



12 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

I really like that you kept your edit really simple. It looks really nice.

love and life ♥ said...

Very nice!

Sheri said...

I really like your raw edit!

Kathleen said...

I love how you added clarity to the words...I didn't notice on Monday that you have it opened to Psalm 23!

Michelle said...

Yes, well, your sooc didn't really need a lot of changing -- but I do like how you whitened the Bible pages up. All 3 shots are great! :)

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

I love the raw edit - beautiful!!!!

Blessings,
Jill

Courtney said...

Great job! I like the simplicity of your edit. Very matter-of-fact, if that makes sense.

Mommy2Four said...

I really like it!

raineality said...

I love this picture, Kim! It makes me feel really cozy. :-)

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Lovely. No need to mess much with a good picture. :)

Mrs Missy said...

Love it! That's how my mornings look too! The last one is my favorite!

julie said...

What a great "good morning" interpretation! Love the edit :)