Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My First Touch-Up Tuesday

I took pictures today! I haven't been lately. I have been slacking in that department. However, as the days get shorter and the angle of the sun changes - our kitchen becomes the perfect place to take afternoon pictures :)

I snapped this one of Charlie while he was eating his "Betta cheese". Anna said "eww, I hate Feta Cheese" and Charlie loves it.

I think Charlie loves it because I spent my entire pregnancy with him eating strong flavoured, NEVER SWEET food. Sugar made me sick when I was pregnant with Charlie. In fact, one of my staples was gobs of plain yogurt. Sweetened yogurt horrified me.

Here it is SOOC



The first thing I did was crop it. I chose to leave the plate of feta in the picture because it explains the white crumble on his lip.

Then I upped the saturation about 25%. The light in the afternoon through my kitchen window is good, but it washes out the colour.

Lastly, I put the colour temperature down about 25%. This toned down the red but left the blue of his eyes.

I do my basic editing in Picassa because it's convenient and works well enough for most pics.



Here they are side by side:

The end!

3 comments:

  1. Yay! :D I'm so glad you decided to join in. :) Love Charlie's eyes in the edit. They totally pop!

    You should download Photoscape. Free, really easy to use, and tons of options for editing.

    http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

    Free download link at the top. :)

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  2. Nice job. He is the equivalent to beyond cute...

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  3. GREAT JOB editing!! Charlie, of course, is adorable.

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