Thursday, March 4, 2010

I ♥ Faces - Fix it Friday!

It's Fix-It Friday times over at I ♥ Faces ( I decided to play around with this weeks photo a bit.
Here is the before photo:

Here is my first 'after' photo:  I did a bit of a crop and adjusted white balance in Lightroom.  In Photoshop, I used the clone tool to get rid of some of the more noticeable blemishes.
Then I used quite a few actions from
I used the 'Magic Skin' action to even out the skin tone.  I then used the 'Eye Doctor' to enhance the eyes just a tad bit.  I added a vignette using MCP Burnt Edges.    I then used MCP Touch of Light to add just a bit of brightening to the skin, just a little bit. 
MCP has some GREAT free actions (click the link, really go ahead), I suggest you download them and try them out a bit.  That's how I got started and then moved on to some more advanced editing after purchasing a few of her sets.

Same edit (but additional crop and angle) but then used Lightroom preset 'Aged Photo' and made a few adjustments.

Using PW's B&W


  1. Wow! I like how the colors really pop in the first edit and I love the aged photo tones of the second edit. Nicely done!

  2. I really like one and two. The crop on two is fun and great modification of the LR preset! {Kelly @ Illustrations}

  3. oh my gosh, i love all of them!

  4. I loooove the aged tone! I think its my favourite :)

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  5. Gorgeous edits! The first is my favorite! I'll have to check out the link to the mcp actions.

  6. Nice edits! I like the aged one best.

  7. I really love your first and second edit - I think the second is my fav.

  8. I love them all. I really love how you made his eyes pop and how soft his skin looks. Thanks!

  9. You are gifted! These are fantastic!