Fix-it Friday #89 at i heart faces

Original image submitted by Dana Suggs, an i heart faces contributor.

I really like this image and saw a lot of potential in it. First I was really distracted by the background clutter, specifically the white shed in the left part of the image and the boards on the ground. I also thought a high contrast, grungy look would go well with this senior. My cloning isn’t perfect, this was just a quick pass… but you get the idea.

My edit:

Using PS CS5, my workflow consisted of:

~Cloned out shed, boards, and white spray paint on brick

~Used the liquify tool on leg to lift it up a bit, then cloned in missing background

~Levels layer to darken midtones

~Duplicated layer, set to soft light at 80% opacity

~Center fill layer set to 12% opacity

~Yellow color fill layer set to 15% on color blend mode to warm image

~Cyan color fill layer set to 10% on color blend mode masked only on skin to reduce red

~Heavy vignette set to 40% opacity

~High pass sharpening layer

Thanks for looking!

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