Blueprint: Eyes “Wide” Open

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Blueprint: Eyes “Wide” Open

Shawnee of Photography by Shawnee sent in this before shot and wanted to see how I would edit it with the Bag of Tricks action set.  I used both this set and the Eye Doctor to get to the after image.

I started with exposure. I used the Bag of Tricks – Magic Midtone Lifter. Then I used Magic Light on the face, hat and flower. Next I used Magical Contrast (Low).

After exposure and contrast, I decided to fix the color.  I used the Magic See-Saw action first to correct the overall color.  Then I ran the Reflected Color Cast Vanisher on a few spots that had a yellow cast (probably from the big flower).

Lastly, I used the Eye Doctor to brighten and sharpen those “big” eyes. This photo puts such a smile on my face.  I just love the expression. I hope my steps can help you in some way.


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  1. February 6, 2010 at 3:59 pm —

    Thanks everyone!

  2. February 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm —

    It’s so helpful watching you edit using your actions. Keep it up! I always learn so much watching you work.

  3. February 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm —

    Okay, that photo made me giggle out loud!Of course you did an amazing edit, and it made that awesome photo that much cuter! I love your actions and I think I own almost every one. Thanks for creating them, and for your fantastic ideas on how to use them!

  4. February 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm —

    Great edit, Jodi. What a darling photo, too. Makes you smile!

  5. February 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm —

    love your edit and that photo is just priceless…love her expression!!!

  6. February 5, 2010 at 10:57 am —

    That’s great editing, and a terrific photo, too!

  7. February 5, 2010 at 10:14 am —

    awesome example!

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Blueprint: Eyes “Wide” Open