Why? Because it looked like fun! And I'm waiting for my potatoes to cook so I can mash them, so I have to kill a bit of time, and doing dishes just wasn't as appealing.
Plus, Adeena did it, and she's who I wanna be when I grow up, so I might as well just start copying everything she does. :)
Here's my photo, SOOC...
... and if I could remember what settings I used (I did use manual!) I would tell you. But I don't. So I won't.
Ducky wanted me to pick him up, he's so cute! But I didn't like how shadowy his face is.
I have Photoshop Elements on my computer, so I used that to edit my photo.
First, I rotated and cropped the photo.
I used the "levels" tool to adjust the shadows and highlights until I liked what I saw.
I sharpened his face, and did a gaussian blur on the background.
I highlighted his eyes with some brightness and contrast, to really make them stand out!
Then I made a new layer, copied the picture, ran a "water paper" filter on the top layer, and reduced the opacity to 15 %.
And voila! Me likey.
For the B&W version, I ran a "convert to black and white" tool, and then raised the brightness to +24 and the contrast to +60.
I really like how his jean jacket looks in the B&W one! :)
Now go be like Adeena and me and succumb to peer pressure and join in some good old fun at The Bonnie 5!