Tuesday 22 June 2010

Touch-Up Tuesday

It's Touch Up Tuesday time again!

Here's my picture for this week:

Aperture:  3.2
Shutter: 1/80 sec
ISO: 100
Focal length: 17.5mm

We were on the deck, under the gazebo.

In Photoscape, I...

ran low Portra effect
smart blur
added a frame.

Their faces still weren't bright enough for me, so I opened it in Lightroom (while I still can use the free trial!! :)

I adjusted the levels until I liked what I saw - don't know exactly what I did.  But, I like the result.
Their faces are a lot brighter, which is what I wanted.

So!  Are you going to play this week?  Head over to Karli's and join in the fun!  Do it!  Do it now!!  :)


P.S. I couldn't leave it alone - so I updated it with some new LR presets I found here.

Here's my new favourite:


  1. Adeena, these are BEAUTIFUL!! I loved the 1st edit until I saw the 2nd edit! Their eyes are just glowing and they look so much warmer. Great job! (And what's this about a free Lightroom trial? Hmmm... I'm not really sure on the difference between Lightroom and CS4 - which I use). I know people that use both, so maybe I should take a peek at Lightroom.

    Wonderful edits! So natural and lovely! You just brought out the beauty even more. :-) ♥

    (Oh, and you KNOW how I love big boy with lil' baby girl shots - precious!)

  2. That's awesome! It's such a cute picture.

  3. So adorable!

    I love being able to edit photos that are so cute like this one, but just a little too dark. :)

  4. Very cool. Imma going to send you my pics. :P

  5. Really great edit! I love the brightness of #2!

    Thanks for you comment on my blog!

  6. Great edits - I always love a bright edit.

  7. The last one is ethereal. Gorgeous!

  8. I like the last one... dreamy.

    And I love the new header.... I take it they got their yellow belts?


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