Here is the original photo:
And here is my edit:
First I opened the image in ACR, warmed it up and added a touch of fill. Then in PS CS5:
~Cloned right tire to remove distracting leaf.
~Ran Florabella’s Gypsy action from the Luxe Collection, tweaked the individual layers (reduced dull pop), then lowered overall opacity to 35%. I think this action adds a nice richness for autumn photos.
~Add a pale yellow fill layer set to color and reduced to 15% to a hint of yellow glow.
~Increased saturation by 10.
~Since mom and dad were already blurred a bit in the background, added a texture (to further emphasize kids) at 40% opacity set to overlay and masked 50% off of kids.
~Resized and sharpened for web.
These are a lot of fun to do. If you enjoy photo editing, head over to the i heart faces community and check it out!