Thursday

Your Photo- My Edit

A great blogging friend, Angie, and I were recently collaborating on a few editing techniques. She's a wonderful photographer, and I love her work (her blog here). Below is the original picture that Angie took of her daughter. How cute is she! I wanted to try to give the photo more of a vintage-y look, which is so popular right now. I threw in a "platinum" edited version just for fun. I edited them both first in Lightroom and then Photoshop Elements. I also used two Florabella textures, as well as one from Jessica Sprague.

Original:





Edit #1:




Edit #2



I can't decide which edited version I like better.
Will you help me out?
Tell me which version you prefer.

35 comments:

Laurie said...

I like #1 but she's adorable either way. Great work!

Amanda said...

Love #2. She is beautiful!

Jules said...

Number 1 for sure.....

Grits414 said...

Great job! I like he first one the best.

Renea Lynch said...

♥ 2 ♥ DEFINITELY!! :)

Hannah said...

That's a tough one. I am leaning towards #1.

I have toyed with getting Florabella but have not splurged on myself yet...do you love them?

3 Blessings said...

She is beautiful in all three, but I love the sepia toned one the best.
Blessings,
Amy

MELISSA said...

Both are gorgeous - the sepia one catches my eye though. I've been hearing a lot about Lightroom lately and throwing around the idea of trying it out, but I'm terrible with Photoshop....

Jo Jo said...

Sepia is my fav, but all our amazing!

Kari said...

Can't go wrong with either, but #1 is eye catching.

Sarah said...

OMG! You can't go wrong with any of the three... what an amazingly beautiful little girl and I love her smile and the sparkle in her eyes!

I love the warmth of the Sepia... but it depends on if she is going to frame it... if she is, I always lean towards the true black and white.

Beautiful! I really, really, really want Lightroom... I hate my Photoshop Elements and almost always just edit in Picasa. But, first, I must learn manual.

loki photography said...

#1

Becca said...

OK - too cute! I can't decide. I love them both.

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

Amanda said...

WOW! WOW! AND DOUBLE WOW!! So cute!! I'm voting for the vintage look, but agree with the others that you really can't go wrong with this cutie!!

Kelly said...

WOW- I have got to figure out how to do that! They both look amazing! I like #1, but they both look really good! You are so talented! I can't wait to take those online photo classes and hopefully start learning some of these tricks! :)

Michelle said...

I love them both! I found your blog through Kelly's Korner and have just enjoyed looking at your work. I have always loved photography, just haven't had the time to enjoy it with two children keeping me occupied. Thank you for sharing! You've inspired me to do more with it! I like the sepia just because she looks great in brown! I am a brown-eyed girl too.

Kim said...

All are fabulous--what a great subject and photo to begin editing from! I personally like the classic black and white (#2). I feel her eyes really pop in that image and the highlights in her hair are very strong and gorgeous in that one! I'm featuring a photo I edited tomorrow on my blog--check it out. I edited in Photoshop, let me know your thoughts! I also welcome any suggestions you have! :)

The gFamily said...

# 1 is my favorite, but they are both amazing!!

aamayna said...

Wow, girl, you are talented!! I am a huge sucker for Black and Whites, so I vote #2!!! If you ever want to re-do a photo and don't have one, let me know!! I just love you work!!

He & Me + 3 said...

They are both gorgeous. But I would have to say the sepia. I usually like black and whites better, but this one just pops in sepia. Stunning.

Kristi J said...

wow, i really like them both..awesome job and what an adorable subject, kj

Rhonda said...

wow wow wow wow, Those are incredibly gorgeous and that super beautiful model is out of this world. I don't know if I could really choose one but if push came to shove, I guess I'd probably go with number 1!

Terri said...

I like then both but....I'll pick #1

Your good girl!

Laurie said...

WOW! What a beautiful little girl and a bigger WOW to what you did with the original photo! I love them both, but I personally tend to lean toward cooler rather than warmer tones so I have to vote for #2.

Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

I had a really tough time deciding but black and white is my all time favorite lately so I have to pick #2 but #1 is beautiful too...see it's still hard for me to decide :) LOL

Susan said...

I say definitely edit #2..Love your blog and your receipes.

Susan

Shauna said...

I love #1!!

Misty Rice said...

Just beautiful as always!!!!!

Angie said...

Okay, I can't say enough about how talented you are! I mean I know this is my little sweet, beautiful daughter, but goodness you are amazing at your editing!! I love them both, so I pick #1 and #2..lol! Thanks girl!

NC Southern Belle said...

I love #1 -It is amazing ! You and your friend are very talented!

Mommy said...

Oh you are so talented!! I think I go with #1... GORGEOUS!

Lisa said...

that is a tough one. They both are great! The sepia photo draws my attention just a tad more than the b&w but both are just perfect!

Katie said...

Oh I love the sepia one, so cool and unexpected.

Ana said...

#1! Do tell, how did you edit it? :)

thatgirlblogs said...

sepia... what a great job!