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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Shoot and Edit: Bokeh lights (after)


So here's my edited version of my photo from Tuesday; I didn't want to do anything too drastic to it, other than fix the slight green color cast and crop out the bottle that held the tree topper upright for the photo.  Here's what I did in picnik:
  1. Manually adjusted the white balance to compensate for the green tones in the SOOC shot; I skewed a little warm with this, just because I liked the overall tones that doing so created.
  2. Cropped the photo.
  3. Manually adjusted the contrast to make the tree topper pop a bit more.
  4. Manually darkened the shadows just a touch.
  5. For fun, I added one of picnik's featured Christmas textures at multiply and 90% fade to add the appearance of some flares amongst the bokeh lights in the background.
  6. Applied rounded corners and called it a night.
Here's a side-by-side comparison of the before and after: what do you think?


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11 comments:

Kim said...

I really like your edit. It didn't need much at all.

Ashley Sisk said...

That is absolutely beautiful - I love your edit!

Kim, USA said...

It's beautiful!

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Emily S said...

I love both the before and after! Beautiful job!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I love how that turned out- you did a GREAT job!

melifaif said...

PRETTY!!!!

Emily said...

Such a stunning photo and the colors of the edit are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Cedar said...

I really love both the SOOC and the edit!

Veronica Lee said...

Awesome edit, L! Very pretty!

Light Trigger said...

great edit! I like both: sooc and edited one!!!
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Sarah said...

So gorgeous. Love it.

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