So I decided to take on the Fix-It-Friday challenge going on at I Heart Faces. On Fridays, everyone edits the same picture and then posts the picture on their forum for everyone to see with step-by-step directions as to how they got their finished result.
I thought I'd share my edit here. There were already a ton of awesome edits on the forum. Every type of edit imaginable had been done, including the types of edits that I usually do. So, I decided to venture out and do an edit that I don't usually do.
Here is the original:
Here is my edit:
My steps: After making some minor adjustments in ACR (bumping up the exposure, brightness, and blacks), I created a layer, desaturated the photo, adjusted the contrast, and then applied a layer mask and painted w/ black to reveal the color in the headband.
I usually prefer a much cleaner and simpler edit, but it was fun to create something a bit more dramatic.
And by the way, editing this photo totally made me want a little girl with pink headbands and bows. :)