So many edits, so little time…
Our final exercise in the Kim Klassen Skinny-Mini eCourse was black and white. The more I learn about Photoshop the more I find that there’s more than one way to skin a cat. In my Photoshop class we were taught to go black and white from the Image->Adjustments drop down menu, with Kim we used the Layers panel. The above image is straight out of the camera, well, besides a crop.
This image is black and white with edits. I painted white where his under eye dark circles are located and then lowered the opacity and they vanished, not completely because that looks weird but enough so he doesn’t look over-tired. I wish I could use this edit on myself all day long.
This image I brought back just a bit of color in his eyes. I love his green eye color and love when I can catch it in just the right light. I imagine the girls that will one day gaze into those eyes and then I get weepy about him growing up.
This was made by making it black and white and then bringing back a bit of color, again, reducing the opacity.
This is my personal favorite. It reminds me of old photos seen of the Kennedy’s, the treatment, not the kid. I added a brown overlay to the black and white and lowered the opacity. Btw – don’t search Google Images for JFK because they include post gun shots of JFK, JFK Jr., Ted, Eunice and then you get depressed. ugh.
I have a little craft project that I’ve done with the kids and had visitors help out with as well. I’ll try to get it posted tomorrow since it’s all about being grateful.