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Blueprint – My Take on Sandi Bradshaw’s Senior Photography

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I just had to play.  Check out yesterday’s post for detailed step by step of how Sandi Bradshaw edited this photo.

Here are my plays.

MCP All in the Details: flashlight action – changed opacity to 100%
MCP All in the Details: extreme color action – used the extreme color painting on grass and tractor.  Used detail layer at 46%. Masked back skin and guitar at 100%.
MCP All in the Details: hide and seek action – Used “hide” on the background and seek on the skin
MCP Magic Skin: Magic Skin at 42% and Skin cast blast – bye bye mellow yellow and a second color correction curve
MCP Eye Doctor

After 1, 2 and 3 all are the same except that for 2 and 3 I added sky at the end.  I used the magic wand to select the sky. Then I added a new blank layer and used the gradient tool and made the sky.  I added a mask to clean up any areas that needed it.  I did this with a blue gradient in after 2.  Then on the sky layer I added a hue/saturation adjustment layer and clipped it to the sky.  I played with the hue until I ended up with after 3.

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After looking this over, my critique is that I went too far with the sky.  I wish I lowered the opacity of the sky more so it was less obvious.  But it may just look obvious because I am looking at it next to the blown out sky.  Hmmm.  I also wish that her face did not look so flat. As I fixed exposure it lost detail.  And I could have tried going a little darker to retain detail.

I decided to do one more play.  Normally I love Color.  But this Pastel Looking play – well – I just liked it better.

For this one I used:

MCP All in the Details: flashlight and put opacity to 100%
MCP All in the Details: pastels – default – then masked off skin on detail layer
MCP All in the Details: dusty 35%
MCP Touch of light on the face and skin
MCP All in the Details: in stark contrast action at the default opacity

Then I resized for web and added a frame and border. As always I would love to know what you think…

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  1. Nelly Soares on May 8, 2009 at 9:22 am

    wow love it! I really need to buy your actions!

  2. Dawn on May 8, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Rockin’!!! Once again, your talent never ceases to amaze me! 😉

  3. Megan on May 8, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Beautiful! Nice crop…really changed the feel of the photo. Those eyes are GORGEOUS!!!

  4. Heather on May 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Great work! Ok, you sold me!!

  5. jen on May 8, 2009 at 10:26 am

    wow! she is a senior??!!totally gorgeous!wonderful work…tfs 😀

  6. Katy G on May 8, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I love your Magic Skin actions and use them all the time. They have made such an improvement to my photos! 🙂

  7. Olivia on May 8, 2009 at 11:42 am

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for always sharing your info!

  8. Jessica on May 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    gorgeous girl!! You got a beautiful capture there 🙂 Thanks for the tips!!

  9. Silvina on May 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I LOVE your Eye doctor and Magic Skin actions (my favorite is Magic Powder) and i use them all the time…i highly recommend them!!

  10. Lori Kelso on May 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve used your actions on almost every senior I’ve done this year, thanks for making me look good!!

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