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Shoot and Edit: Winter edit

January 13, 2011 Sarah Coggins

I liked my SOOC shot I shared earlier in the week.  Knew it needed a bit of editing.  Played with it some, but waited until today to really edit it and follow Ashley’s tutorial.  Can I just say, “WOW!”  This is why I have an old version of Photoshop (using CS) and never worried about upgrading – I acknowledge that I’ve probably never used even 2% of what the program can do.  Since I don’t own Adobe Camera Raw, I did a few small tweaks myself in PS (played around with the levels, brightness/contrast, saturation) before jumping into the advanced editing part of her post.  Stumbled a bit in following along, but it was so worth it.  As I said, I liked my photo before … but now I LOVE it.  (Click on either photo to enlarge.)

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  • Ashley Sisk January 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    WOW is right! It looks incredible now. Did Adobe Camera Raw not come with your version of Photoshop? I got it even with Photoshop Elements. Try going to file, open as, selecting your photo and selecting opening as camera raw file (I think that's right). That's how I would normally access JPG files in ACR. I'm curious.
  • Winn (aka Koreen) January 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    That's sharp! Love the detail. :)
  • Rosie@leavesnbloom January 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    That edit works so well - it just pops now.
  • love and life ♥ January 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    Wow the edit is gorgeous! I love it too! xo
  • Mom to 9 Blessings! January 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    What an amazing edit job you did!


    again thanks for joining us!
  • Linda January 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    I love the photo! This might be the challenge for me too. I really only use 2%, maybe less than that. Although today I discovered how to crop a photo to a preset number of pixels.
  • julie January 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    Great shot! Is that ice all over the branches? Cool! The edit turned out great :)
  • scrapchick January 13, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    Great job! Pretty!
  • cooperl788 January 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    Your edit is incredible! I love how contrasting the branches are against the ice. Great job!
  • Bonnie January 13, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    WOW! What a beautiful picture! I've got room on Saturday if you want to come play with paper.
  • Jess January 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    Wowee! That looks amazing! Wonderful Sarah, gosh I can't wait to see more.
  • jillconyers January 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    Great edit Sarah. I'm looking forward to next week's shoot and edit, morning.
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