21.10.10

Before and After

Well I couldn't sleep worth beans last night.  It's going to be a long day today.  What did I do when I should have been sleeping?  Clean, organize, read, work on crafts? No, no, no, and no.  I wrote blogs in  my head.  How messed up am I?  Please don't answer that!  After all that "writting" you think I would have some really witty blog for today, nope, but I am going to give a step by step recipe for my photo that I took for Monica's Before and After Blog Hop.

Here's my before:

Taken on my sister-in-law's Nikon D60.  1/1600 sec at f/ 1.8 , 35mm and 200 ISO


After using my Bright and Beautiful preset I gave you here, from Lightroom 3.  I also tweaked the blues, aquas, sharpened just a little and lessened the vignette just a touch.


Then simply because it was my last day with a trial of Photoshop Elements 9 I added a texture, just for fun.  Here's my final product.


What do you think?  I think I need some coffee.
  Enjoy looking at all of the other lovely photos in the blog hop!
Oh and if you want to see more of this darling and her super duper cute friend, check this out!

20 comments:

Mommy2Four said...

Very cute shot! Love her smile! Good job!

Jenilee said...

I like it! I love your bright pictures!

Heather said...

As I already told you on FB- I LOVE it!!!! Beth needs to print this one up BIG!

Amber said...

The texture really added a nice touch. It tones down the brightness and makes it "just enough" pop.

So are you going to buy PSE 9?

Katie said...

Ooo, I really like it with the texture!

Faith said...

love love LOVE this edit :) Your texture is perfect :)

Sheri said...

What a cutie!

Here's mine

Rebecca said...

Captivated by that cute hat she is wearing. You warmed it up nicely.

Photo Freak said...

oh pretty. That would be a nice Blacka nd White also!

Kristy said...

Great edit! Love the colors!

Jhen.Stark said...

I love how the edit turned out so "pretty"! I it made it look a bit whimsy! LOVE IT!

Blondie's Abode said...

That last edit is amazing! I love the way it turned out.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

I love the colors and the texture its a great shot!

kbreints said...

LOVE this.

Barbara Palmisano said...

excellent!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love your processing - makes everything look so pretty!

Liz said...

love the after last one. what a pretty girl.

Julie said...

She is a doll...love her outfit. ANd..I love the color of the table. Great composition. Thanks so much for the preset!! I'll have to go get that now!! Does this mean we can all have photos like YOU?! I'm so excited!!

Mama Monkey said...

great use of texture! Great shot!

Garden Lily said...

I wasn't so sure about the 1st treatment, but with the addition of texture, it turned out great! I love her expression.

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