Monday, February 23, 2009

i {heart} faces Week 7: Kids

I love black and white photos! I know I will love going and seeing all the other entries this week at iHeartFaces!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

i {heart} faces Fix it Friday

I love Fix it Friday's on iHeartFaces! So here is what I did while having fun on photoshop :)




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Monday, February 16, 2009

I Heart Faces Wonder

I am posting this picture for the iheartfaces week 6 adults category.

I picked this picture because I think the "wonder" in his eyes is so simple and beautiful.

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This picture is for iHeartFaces week 6 "Wonder"

I choose this picture because I think Daxton's face says it all :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Today's Pics

These are some pics of the kiddo's that I took today

Blue Eyes

Friday, February 13, 2009


This is my Pic For the iHeartFaces before and after (See bottom for how I did it).

Here is the BEFORE


Here is the AFTER


I use PhotoShop 7. The steps I used are:
(First Pic)
  • Dodged the eyes
  • Took the eyedropper and color matched the darkest part of the outside of the eye and filled in the spots that were not as dark to help the eyes stand out.
  • I then used the magic wand and selected the eyes and hit sharpen more under filter once.
  • I then used the magic wand and selected the eyes and the background and the blue on the shirt.
  • I went to "Select" and choose inverse
  • I then went to "Image" and choose hue/saturation and desaturated to black and white (this kept the color where I picked with the magic wand and turned everything else black and white).
  • I then added a layer by hitting the "alt" key and add new layer on the layers tool box.
  • Under that it pulls up another menu and I choose overlay and checked the box fill with overlay...etc
  • I then choose the eyedropper again and picked a lighter shade of blue on the picture.
  • I then choose the paint brush and put the opacity to 50% or higher.
  • I then made the brush a large circle and went over the parts of the black and white that I wanted to add a little blue to..i.e. in the top right hand corner.
  • Then I put the opacity to 15% and made the brush small and went over the eyes with a light blue from the eyes using the eye dropper again.
  • To get the color back in the checks and lips I put the opacity to 10-15% and the flow down to around 9% and picked out a pink and went over the areas of the face I wanted to add color to.
  • I then flattened the layers and took the blur tool and blurred the edges of the background that were a little rough with the black and white.
  • Then saved it! :)
The Second one was the same steps except leaving the eyes on the magic wand only, then inverse, and add the layer and then add color to the background and the face and hair.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Daxton's Silly face

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First Post

I am kind of excited that I am posting on my first blog. I really should be reading my homework but this seemed more fun!