Found another fun website for photographers called 'love that shot'... (they've got the cutest blog button!) They are hosting a photo challenge called "Your favorite faces" and the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Florabella Actions and Textures which I love, love, love!!! So... I thought I'd give it a shot! (no pun intended...hee hee!) I recently did a little photo session with my daughter for fun. We had a little Mother-Daughter outing to CityPlace here in West Palm Beach, FL (great shops, restaurants and a little bit of culture -- for Florida). It was near dusk and the lighting was low and my daughter was a little embarrassed to be posing in front of people so I rushed and... the whole session was a little fuzzy and I was totally bummed. But I still loved the photos because the essence of her spirit is captured in them. Instead of scrapping the whole session of photos, I decided to have fun and play with a couple of the photos. They may not be 'technically' wonderful, but I can make them artistically beautiful...something special and creative of one of my most favorite faces of all...my daughter, Alexandria.
So I took this photo that was a little fuzzy and sharpened it a little more to increase the quality of the photo. Cropped out the statue to the right and then applied a freebie action that I fell in love with called Creamy Butter (created by Gina Miller that I found at The Lilypad). It really does add a little creaminess to the skin! I almost stopped there...she's just so darn adorable...but the out-of-focus face made me crazy so...I decided to make the photo look painterly...
|Beautiful creamy skin!|
I added a soft green mineral texture set to overlay, masked out her face and then, with a paintbrush texture tool, added some sweeping texture strokes to create sweeping movement around the face. The final results!
|Close up shot of the texture|
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Make time to play today!