10.19.2010

touch-up Tuesday

Ashley did a tutorial on Paper Heart Camera a couple weeks ago about creating a fairy garden effect. Yesterday I finally had a chance to give it a try.

Here's my SOOC. (I have no idea what was going on in my mind when I framed up this shot. Nothing like one flower smack dab in the center of the picture, right? HA!)

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Below is my "clean edit" (I cropped, did a slight curves adjustment and adjusted the soft light blending mode), as well as my final result with the fairy garden effect.

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What do you think? Normally I wouldn't have cropped the flower so near the center of the photo, but I wanted to make sure I had enough room for all of the little circles going upward.

I did my edit exactly according to the tutorial, and then I tried it my own way. My process involved fewer steps (and is the edit that I posted), but I'm so glad I tried the tutorial step by step. If you're a Photoshop novice like I am, you might be intimidated by so many steps. I certainly was! But I stuck with it, and it took about 15 minutes. I learned several new techniques that I can use again in the future.

Head on over to Chelsey's to see some more edits! Happy Tuesday! :-)

Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

24 comments:

Mandy said...

OOoooh your edit is just perfect!!! I love it. And fewer steps is always better... I'm glad you were able to do it and take a little less time!

Adeena said...

So pretty!!

I have to give that a try before the trial expires. ;)

Sheri said...

Beautiful job Bonnie!

Ashley Sisk said...

Oh my goodness - it looks so good. Great work Karli! I think the steps move quickly.

Nicole said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Katie said...

BEAUTIFUL! Who cares if it's in the middle!? It's gorgeous. Rules are sometimes meant to be broken!

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

I agree with katie. this is beautiful! I am totally gonna have to try this.

Anika said...

Wow! Very artistic...you did such a pretty job. I will have to check out that tutorial!!

AJ said...

Great job! It now looks so soft and dreamy...
love it...

jess@notyouraveragemommy.com said...

You might be getting bored with my "Wow, I love it!" Comments. But I just can't help it. I really love it! :) Have a happy day!!!!

cooperl788 said...

Your edit is beautiful! Your edit came out WAY better than my attempts at Ashley's Fairy Garden Effect, but like you, I was really excited to learn so many new techniques on Photoshop.

Courtney from The Story of Us said...

Really cool picture!!! I need to try that tutorial out b/c I really like the effect you achieved! Happy Tuesday! :D

happy me said...

I <3 them both Karli!
I thought maybe 'fairy garden effect' was an action (which pse won't run), but it looks like they're 2 images instead!
I'm going to try it! :)

Debra aphotographicmemory.typepad.com

Mom of M&Ms said...

Love them all.. and I actually like the Sooc composition.. it is different and beautiful.. your edits are amazing as usual. Now I have to visit all of your other posts as well.. I am soooo behind

Anna said...

This turned out SO COOL! ..and the crop is gorgeous, just slightly off-center but you can still see all the petals. Lovely, lovely! TFS. :)

Bec said...

I honestly love the SOOC shot. The fairy garden edit is lovely :)

bec@theiheartblog

Casey Martinez said...

absolutely love the fairy edit on the right...Don't know why but, it is just my favorite without a doubt!!

Michelle said...

Your fairy edit is beautiful!! I've been playing around with that tutorial too, lots of fun!

Carol said...

It's gorgeous! I just got PS for my birthday. I can hardly wait to do tutorials like this!

jillconyers said...

Beautiful photo SOOC and the edit is perfect for the shot. I'm going to play with the garden edit today.

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

So beautiful! I really like the crop.

ThisMamaRAZZI said...

This shot has stunned me! Gosh Karli - your edits lately have been perfection!

Natalie said...

This is really lovely! Very cool edit.

Sarah Halstead said...

I think you did a wonderful job on your edit. Beautiful.