Today I would like to share some photo editing tricks we use. My Mommie is far, far, far from a photography or Photoshop expert. Sometimes the photos are okay right from the camera, but most times we do some editing. Here are some of the things my Mommie does to fix my photos.
This is what the photo looked like straight out of the camera (we just resized it because straight from the camera, the image is 3888 X 2592 pixels). My Mommie uses a Canon DSLR camera, model XTi.
The first thing we will do is crop the picture, so you do not see weird background things. I think that's a little better already!
I see that my ear is a little bit waxy. Let's just erase the dirts in my ear using the clone stamp. Since I do not enjoy having my ears cleaned, this is much easier.
Some of my pink tones seem to be washed out. Next we will adjust the color levels just a little bit.
And finally, just for fun, let's apply an Orton Effect! My friends Gandalf and Grayson taught me about this. We only use this effect once in a while, but it is fun to play around with. Here is a link to a site that shows you how to apply the Orton Effect using Photoshop Elements. And here is the finished product!
Just for comparison, you can see the original vs. the edited version of the photo. You can click on the picture to see it real big. What sorts of editing to you do on your photos?