Sunday, September 4, 2011

additional edit

edited / unedited
(description below)

I watched a Lynda tutorial on how to use the Film Grain effect (watch it here). In addition, I
  • utilized a black and white channel mixer adjustment later to convert the image to grayscale
  • minor blemish correction using an array of blemish correcting tools including the Spot Healer
  • created the striped texture on the triangle by layering a yellow triangle shape (Polygon tool) and stripes (Custom Shape tool) > making both shapes edit-able by applying the Unsharp Mask filter to them > selecting the stripes on the top layer with the magic wand > clicking the layer of the triangle and erasing the stripe area I selected > deleted the stripes layer
  • selected the Lighten blending mode on the yellow triangle layer
  • merged layers
  • edited the tones with Curves
  • Unsharp Mask 


  1. I enjoy how the after photo is complex but looks as if it were done with ease. The grayscale is very intense with the high concentration but corresponds with the orange triangle. The neutrals of the girl work well with the patch of color so the observer does not get stuck in one place on the photo. Well done :)

  2. Wow this is so cool. I love it! Her face looks flawless now that you edited it and the triangle really adds some complexity to the gray scale version. It makes me wonder who this girl is and what is her deal; what is she like. Well done.

  3. I really like how you manipulated this photo! It has a much more modern feel after the adjustments you added and I think it looks much better than the original.