7.26.2010

touch-up Tuesday

Welcome to touch-up Tuesday! I ran across some new, FREE actions a couple weeks ago, and I wanted to share.

Here is my SOOC: (watered down Code Red Mountain Dew that I bought from the gas station just for this shot)
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The picture on the left (below) is what I call a "clean edit." (I don't think that's an actual term). To me, a clean edit means simply touching up the photo to improve it (whether it be to brighten, enhance the color a bit, a levels and curves adjustment, increase contrast etc; your basic editing). It does not include any special effects: 70's style, sepia, vintage, etc. I always do a clean edit before any special edits. For example, I would never run a black and white action on my SOOC. I would touch it up first, and then run the black & white. Make sense? For the right photo, I used "Soothe" from the Soulful-Inspire action set. (I will give the link at the end of the post).
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For the left photo below I used "Indulge," also from the Soulful-Inspire action set, and the action for the right photo is called "Gentle Vintage" from the Everyday Vintage Photoshop action set.
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Isabelle Lafrance has an entire page of freebies on her blog, so I thought I'd just link you to the entire page. Have fun looking at all her great actions! :-)

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11 comments:

The Mommy said...

Ok, I can't decide. I love all of them:) That bokeh is making me want to scream!! It's gorgeous:D

elizabeth said...

ok i agree with above post
they all look great -
even the "clean edit"

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the link to the freebies. I love me some good freebies!! :) Your SOOC shot is so great to begin with and then all 4 actions are really great! It cracks me up that you're making all these special junk food purchases for pictures! Is that what you did for you Lego guys and Oreo pics?? :)

Robyn Lee said...

Oh wow, thanks so much for that link!! I'm headed over there now! : ) And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the "Gentle Vintage" pic the best, although they really are all nice : )

Ashley Sisk said...

I can't get those freebies to work for me. I may need to reinstall. But, I just wanted to say that it's 2:41 in my world and I've posted my Touch-Up Tuesday. Aren't you proud?

ThisMamaRAZZI said...

Those are some sweet little actions Karli - nice find! They just add a little somethin' somthin' - beautifully edited.

I wish that I could participate today but I am sicker then a dog and the odd blog comment is as good as it's gonna get for me today. Who gets sick in the summer anyway?!?!?!?! Know that I'm participating in spirit kay?

Lynda said...

Those are all lovely! I love the bokeh of the original photo and it just makes it look that much better in all those cool edits.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

I agree with all the comments I like all the edits.

Natalie said...

My day got de-railed and I don't think I'm going to get a touch-up posted this week, but I haven't deserted you. I hope to have one up next week.

The actions look great on these pictures!

Mandy said...

I have all of her freebies and I love them!! The bokeh in these shots are to die for! Beautiful!

Adeena said...

Oh, I like "Gentle Vintage"!

So pretty! (Love that it's Mountain Dew. XD )