Saturday, March 28, 2009

Simple beauty

Children are simply beautiful, no makeup or dieting or waxing, it's just simple perfect beauty.
Taken with indoor lighting no flash. Here are the steps I took to make the colors the way they are.
Went into curves and lightened it just a bit/made it sepia/added a second layer/chose a grayish vlue color turned the opecity down to 8% and put a bit of color in his eyes/ chose a brownish pink turned opecity to 4% added some color to his lips and cheeks/ chose a brown left opacity at 4% made the brush really big and ran it over the whole picture then turned the opactiy up and used it to darken the edges and corners/ flattened image
You can see more of the colors if you click on the picture to make it better.


Candace said...

He really is very beautiful. I love his eyes.

And you have mad photoshop skillz!!!

Great Job! :)

Mindy said...

Children do have such a pure beauty... good idea! Great job with your picture!

Erin Wageman said...

Great Picture! I really like his eyes! I think you did a great job on picking the angle to emphasize that feature!

Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

What a great picture. Love the eyes!

Ryan said...

What a cutie!

Jackie said...

The editing looks soo pure, I love the expression as well. Ahhh to be young!
Good job!

Teryn said...

What a doll! I'm totally impressed with your photoshoping. Everytime I try to soften the colors on my little boy he ends up looking flat and ghostly. I might have to copy what you did here.