Friday, May 28, 2010

I {heart} Faces - Fix It Friday #56

I know it has been a while since I posted anything that was actually about food, but if you can be patient it will be totally worth it. I have been planning a purple luncheon that it taking place tomorrow and I am so excited! I am hoping to get some really awesome pictures to show.

Speaking of pictures, this post is another fix-it-friday. This week I started with this:
Such a cute twin picture!

I set the brightness to 59. Levels are at 0, .83, and 255 (I only adjusted the middle one). And I tweaked the yellow/blue color balance to -5. I also made a duplicate of the original layer, blurred it ever so slightly (gaussian) and used a soft eraser at 50% opacity to bring back some sharper detail in the faces, wall, etc. The end result:

Yep, definitely still cute babies.

Now make your way back to I Heart Faces to see more Friday fixes of this darling photo.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I {heart} Faces - Fix It Friday #54

This is my first time participating in Fix-it Friday, so here goes.

I started with this.

Using Adobe Photoshop CS4 software, I started by using the band-aid tool on the red spots, following which I bumped up the brightness to 76. I then made a duplicate layer and tweaked the color balance a bit (cyan/red to -17 and yellow/blue to +11). Then, merge or clipping mask the duplicate layer and the color balance and erase all but the eyes. Add a bit of darkening to the edges, and voila!

Now go back to I heart Faces for more Friday photo fixes.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day Sweets

Last week I discovered the minty dark cocoa Wilton candy melts - yum! I have never been a fan of the cocoa flavored melts, because while they are cocoa flavored, lets face it, chocolate candy is not the same as chocolate. However I am now hooked on the minty melts.

We kept Mother's day pretty low key this year. I made our moms a few chocolate lollipops and a card each.

I think these cards are so cute! What can I say, I love my paper punches.