Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Another Edit Me!

Edit Me
I was so excited to see an Edit Me this week! It's been so long.

I really tried to do a simple, dreamy edit and focus on the colors. I wanted to highlight their natural beauty and not make it look too fake. My "simple" edit ended up being a little more extensive than I had hoped, but I think I led to a good outcome. =) Here are the steps.


Took it to PicMonkey.

--Cloned purple-ish tub thing out

I then decided to focus on the color of the sky, so:
--Curves-->"Blue-Yellow" at 35% color override and 65% Fade
--Cross Process Red at 70% Fade

Then wanted to focus on the color of the shore, (I didn't like the dark, bluish color) so:
--Tint-->light beige color, applied to all except the sky, 40% Fade

I still was unsatisfied with the color of the water, so:
--Tint-->very blue, applied to water, 70% Fade

Now for the added effects to give a soft, magical feel:
--Orton-->100% Bloom, Brightness down a bit, 85% Fade
--Dark Edges-->100% Size, 0% Intensity, 70% Fade
--Exposure and Contrast kicked down just a little
--still not quite satisfied, I went back to Curves--> "Daguerreotype Shiro" 0% color override, 75% Fade

And there you have it!




  1. You did a beautiful job! I love how you warmed it up and brought out the most beautiful colors.

    and I love that you cloned out "purplei-sh tube thing" HA! It was actually a blow up pool soem kiddos were playing in. Very nice attention to detail!
    Thanks so much for linking up!!!

  2. I think you did a great job. I love sand.

  3. Love the dreamy feeling you've created!

  4. Your edit brought out beautiful, subtle detail. So pretty!

  5. You did an awesome job! Surely try doing the steps :)