Apr 14, 2010

Editing Mistakes

 When editing professionally there are a few things you want to keep in mind and not do. But if you are just editing for your own pleasure then you are free to break the rules. :) Editing is tough because it's so subjective but there are some things that you should steer away from.

When using textures you want to keep it off the subject's face. It can make the subject's face appear to be grungy or dirty.

With this picture I erased the texture (just her face) with 65% opacity and 63% flow. That way I kept some of the texture but it's not as heavy.

Here is the photograph with full strength texture. It's just a tad too harsh on her face.

She's gorgeous isn't she?!


  1. yes she is precious, and thanks for the tips! I enjoy seeing the before and after.

  2. that little girl is way gorgeous! so stinking pretty. her eyes are amazing. and her cute little cupid mouth - so cute! what an awesome subject you've got monica.

  3. Wow - do her eyes stand out!

  4. I'm such a novice with textures! Thanks for the tip!

  5. I need to practice more with textures for sure!

  6. She's too cute! I love the texture. WOW!
    Jenn :)

  7. Funny...I like the second one better...
    and she is adorable!!

  8. She is beautiful as is the photo!!

  9. You should do a whole series on this :) I would LOOOOVE to read it. {Hint Hint} Haha! Great photos. As is the usual.

  10. I was also thinking that you should do a whole series! I love textures!!


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