This is my niece Kaitlin. She has the sweetest eyes was such a pleasure to photograph. Her images barely needed any editing.
Details on the edit and which MCP Photoshop actions were used (straight out of camera shown 1st, then the final image 2nd):
- I started editing this shot my using Noiseware since I shot at a high ISO (ISO 1,000). I used the default portrait settings on a duplicate layer and reduced the opacity to 50%.
- Next I ran Crackle from the Quickie Collection to give the photo some dimension.
- Then I ran the Color Burst action from the Complete Workflow Set. I kept all layers at the default opacity.
- I wanted to enhance the eyes, so I ran the Eye Doctor action.
That was it – super quick and easy. The edit is very subtle, which was what I was going for. Just a clean, sharp image that speaks for itself.
Here are a few more of Kaitlin, edited in a similar manner.
And a quick black and white, which uses same processing but adds the Vanilla Ice Cream action from the Quickie Collection.5 Easy Ways to Learn Photography
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