Fix-it Friday #59 at i heart faces

This Fix-it Friday photo was submitted by Julie Rivera Photography, an IHF contributor. Here is her before:


And here is my edit:

As soon as I saw the image, I knew I wanted to go black and white with a really soft focus. (I think colored stripes in general are very distracting for photos.)

My workflow, using Photoshop CS4:
~cropped to focus on baby’s face
~levels adjustment layer to lighten midtones
~reduce noise
~unsharp mask 100, 1, 10
~convert to black and white
~duplicate, gaussian blur set to 4, then selectively masked to increase softness
~a little tweaking of contrast to add pop

Thanks for looking!

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  • Buckeroomama - Absolutely stunning! I have to say that I'm loving most of the BW edits that I've seen of this photo so far. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • America - I love the black and white edit! She looks so soft!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - I agree, I love how soft you made her! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - So amazing! Its my favorite edit so far! nicely done!

  • SadeRa盈君iford0412 - You are flattering me..................................................ReplyCancel

  • Julie Rivera Photography - She looks like a doll…a sweet, beautiful, never crying doll. 🙂 Lovely edit and the B&W is a great choice here. Thank you for participating!ReplyCancel

  • FootPrints - WOW! love your edit. it's beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • OOAK babies by Mina - I love the softness and b&w tone, well done!
    And thankyou for visiting my blog and the lovely comment.

    Have a great day

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