I followed along with Ashley’s tutorial as I edited my photo. My first steps were to adjust the levels and add a duplicate layer with the high pass filter.
I duplicated the background layer again and used the noise filter, but quickly got rid of it. It softened the lines in the paint strokes and the little lines on Dylan’s hands – both I liked a lot and make the photo so I wanted to leave them alone.
My next step was to add a hue/saturation adjustment layer. I left the hue alone. Lowered the saturation to -13 and the lightness to -1. I then duplicated the layer. Changed the new layer to “saturation” mode. Adjusted the master hue/saturation settings (-8, -8, -16) and the red settings (-4, +29, +2).
I added a brightness/contrast adjustment layer (-11, +10) and a gradient adjustment layer. I used the black/white gradient at 100% opacity. I changed the layer’s mode to soft light and the opacity to 25%.
Also linking up to You Capture.