I Heart Faces – Fix it Friday

While I always try to get things right in camera, sometimes a little Photoshop magic is necessary to make an image pop. I actually quite enjoy editing, and I don’t know why I haven’t participated in Fix it Friday yet. It’s a weekly challenge over at I Heart Faces. Here is my attempt at fixing this photo… I did not take this picture, I only edited it for this challenge. (To check out other entries, click the I Heart Faces logo below.)

Here is how I fixed this photo (in Photoshop):

  1. I used a color selection layer to pull the magenta out.
  2. I used a curves layer to brighten and add contrast.
  3. I reduced the noise using the reduce noise filter.
  4. I did a very light unsharp mask.
  5. I cropped to fix the tilt and also removed some of the background distractions.
  6. I smoothed the skin and brightened the eyes a tad.
  7. I ran an action to further mask the color problems.
  8. I painted in the blown highlight on the left side of her face.
  • Jessica Jensen - AMAZING! Love the softness to it! 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Debra - Kimberly, love your work (found it through iheartfaces). Great edit! I really like how sharp you were able to make the image. ReplyCancel

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