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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I Heart Faces Week 8- Messy Face!



This is only my second week participating in I Heart Faces. And I have to tell you, I heart it. heh. I know, I'm so witty.

You can participate in, or see other entries, at the I Heart Faces website. Just click my little link on the site name. :)

This week, they singled out us beginners... Which in one way, I don't like- because I can only enter one photo, not one each for kids and adults, like last time. But I guess this balances out, since they asked that if you enter, you be open to constructive criticism. I would be more than grateful for any suggestions or help all you more experienced photographers could offer! Have at it... Just be nice, please :)

And now, here is my entry for the I HEART FACES Beginner week "Messy faces" category:



As mentioned above, please feel free to offer any help and/ or information on what you would have done to improve the picture. I am not great in photoshop (if you're experienced, you can probably tell!) but I did play around with this photo in there to try and punch it up a little. I desaturated the background and tried to brighten up her face some... What do you think?

Edited to add: I really should learn my lesson, trying to change font size within my posts. It always changes a ton of the post, rather than just the sentence I'm going for... And then I can't get it to revert back. DOH! Sorry the text at the top is so miniscule.

11 comments:

Kelly said...

what a cute lil' messy, bubbly face! good luck on your entry...

i popped over from I Heart Faces!

Alexandra's Mommy said...

You didnt link to that I just was looking on your blog!! :)

Pam D said...

Oh my goodness.. she has the MOST beautiful eyes! Sweet little bubble princess.. she's adorably messy! I don't have Photoshop, so I can't give any advice, but I think the picture looks great! Good luck...

Woman in a Window said...

Oh, that's a sweet sweet face. My best advice would be to hand around at Pioneer Woman's site a bit. That and use curves in Photoshop. Curves under Image, Adjust. Then brightness and contrast. Those are my best tips. Hope they come in handy.

(Oh, and I mentioned the vignetting back on my page for you after your question.)

Aubrey said...

Oh! Look at that bubbly goodness! I think it's a great photo. I know NOTHING about Photoshop. My hubs got it for us but it really intimidates me. Yikes! LOL

Issa said...

I don't know how to improve it, but it's a gorgeous picture of her.

mandy said...

CUTE PIC!! She is adorable! I got your comment you left on my blog. Thanks for the nice remarks. Now to answer your question...I just started using Photoshop Elements. I lightened my pic up in there. I think the reason his eyes appear so dark is because of the white background, but I did select them and then use the unsharp mask tool to make them more defined. Don't know if you are familiar with this program. I LOVE IT! Thanks again, and good luck. Your pic is great!

erin said...

Adorable photo. I love it just the way it is. I have Photoshop, and I attempt to use it (strong emphasis on attempt), but I do not know the ins and outs of it. Still, I love your photo just the way it is.

lareine said...

first, you have a lovely kid! and i love the photo... especially her big eyes and the soap suds streaming down her face... i don't have photoshop, so i can't give any advice... but you did a great job here --- and you've captured the joy in her face:)...

by the way, here's the link to the post you inspired... sorry, it took me some time to visit you and give the link...
http://sic-infit.blogspot.com/2009/02/esse-quam-videri.html

♥ spoiled mommy ♥ said...

Oh I love the messy bubble face!! Too cute!
I have photoshop but it just seems like so much to learn!! I use Picnik A LOT! Might want to try that as well.

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

Oh that is adorable... and look at those eyelashes!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

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