I really enjoy doing Touch-up Tuesday, I look forward to it every week! I usually edit most of my pictures, anyway, so all I have to do is write down the steps that I take so I can remember them. :)
Last weekend, my husband Tyler and I were at the bush for most of Saturday, working hard (or hardly working, HA!). There were times where there was nothing for me to do, so of course I just grabbed my camera and took pictures.
Believe it or not, it's actually easier to get a silly face from Ty than it is to get a good smile or even a somber face. Anyone who knows him will be like "Oh yeah... yeah."
For instance: Today's SOOC
I think my ISO was set at 100, the aperture was 250... and I don't remember what the F stop was. :P
This always happens to me... I get the settings right for a picture I'm taking far away, and then I zoom in to something closer and it comes out waaaay too dark. Pooey.
Ah well, I'll never learn, because then I'll have nothing to do Touch-up Tuesday with!
In Photoshop Elements, I
~Brightened the picture using the "levels"in 'enhance lighting'
~Selected only Tyler's face and sharpened it just a little bit
~Selected the inverse and blurred it just a little bit
~Using the quick selection tool I selected Tyler's eyes and brightened them up
~I used the burn tool on Ty's hat because I couldn't figure out how to get it darker without making his face too shadowy
~Used the "quick heal" brush to fix up a couple of those marks on his face that were driving me bonkers
~Added the watermark
I also always, always shrink my images because my computer is old and cold and very full of mold and it would scream bloody murder if I ever tried to upload anything in it's original size.
Now be a good sport and go join in the fun at Karli's! You know you want to..