This Fix-it Friday photo was submitted by Angie Arthur, an IHF contributor. Here is the original photo:
And here is my edit:
I’m so proud of myself! I did this edit using no actions of any kind. My workflow using PS CS5:
~First I duplicated the original and renamed it.
~Cloned out distracting bit (big leaf, bottle?) from the lower left.
~Levels adjustment layer to brighten image and lighten midtones, 0/1.47/241.
~Brightness/contrast adjustment layer, increased contrast +50.
~Select->Color Range->Highlights, copy to new layer. Put a blue to white gradient overlay set to multiply over the highlights to change the sky to blue, then masked off highlights on leaves and boy.
~Added center fill light at 20%.
~Hue/saturation adjustment layer, increased saturation +30, decreased brightness -5.
~Vignette set to overlay at 20%.
~High pass sharpening layer.
Thanks for looking and come check out the other edits at i heart faces!