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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pink ... Edited

Hello!  Welcome back! 

Time for another installment of Shoot and Edit.  This week's theme is PINK.

If you read my post on Monday, you will know that pink is surprisingly hard to come by in our house.  Even with a 12 year old daughter, she doesn't like pink all that much anymore.  And I've not been a fan since my high school years.  So after much searching, this is what I found ...

My SOOC shot.

I played around and came up with 3 different edits this week.  I'm actually pretty happy with how they turned out.

Edit 1:
My first edit was just basic stuff.  Adjusting the white balance, exposure, etc. in Adobe Camera RAW; then I used a high-pass filter with a layer mask because I only wanted to sharpen the iPod, not the entire photo.  Then a slight crop and voila!

Edit 2:
After making the basic adjustments, I played around some.  This one has Coffee Shop's Velvet Truffle action run on it.

Edit 3:
Again, just playing.  I converted the Edit 1 photo to black and white, then used a layer mask to put the color back on the iPod only.  I'm sure there's a technical term for doing that, but I don't know what it is.  :)

So that's it from me!  After really struggling to find something pink to photograph, I am pleasantly surprised with my results.
SOOC                                                  Edit 1
Pink SOOC     Pink-Edited1
                                              Coffee Shop Velvet Truffle                                   B&W
Pink-Edited2web     Pink-Edited3B&W_web
Head on over to Ashley's to check out more pink edits.

Next week's theme is self-portraits or couples.  I think I might be in trouble.  :)


stephanie said...

Wow, I really like the tones in the Velvet Truffle picture, but they're all really great! :D

Tara said...

Nicely done, I love the Velvet Truffle edit!!

Mommy2Four said...

I love how the first edit really brings your eye to the ipod... great job!

Jeanette said...

cool! I really don't know anything about editing photos beyond really really basic stuff. I didn't know what half the stuff you mentioned even was. I guess I need to start learning. :)

allisonhoffman said...

I love your shot, and your basic first edit is my favorite - I love how the high pass filter also picked up the texture in the denim, ect.

Jill Samter Photography said...

Edit 1 and B&W are my favorites - great job!

TaMara said...

I really like the B&W edit!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love your second edit, but I think the selective color is perfect for this shot.

Michelle said...

Great job on these!! You did rock your edits! I love them all, but the clean edit and the b&w are my favs! :)

Barb Phillips said...

not much of a fan of selective coloring BUT your Black and White is awesome.

zippitypow said...

very cool. love all your edits!

Lynda said...

This is a cute shot! I like the crop a lot, though it is a small change, it has a lot of impact!

I *love* your clean edit. The exposure and color is beautiful.

The selective color (that's the technical term!) edit is really cute and works well for the theme!

creatingme said...

oh man! This is cute!!!

Seizing My Day said...

I love the first edit... but the last one is fun too!! =) Great picture for today's world!!

I just read your blog header... yikes!! what a month you've had!! Hope all is well now!

Jenn said...

LOVE IT! I just like the whole thing composition and all of the edits! Great job!

kbreints said...

LOVE your edits! Great work!