Today I wrote a post for the Detroit News MichMomsblog about the magic of summer. After being cooped up all winter long, it’s great to run outside in a T-shirt and flip flops. And the summer feels fun now (unlike by mid-July and I feel like an overworked cruise director).
Here’s a photo that totally encapsulates the magic of summer: eating gooey s’mores in the swing set clubhouse.
Here’s the before:
Here’s the after:
I cropped unrestricted. I adjusted the light and the dark. I also played around with brightness/contrast along with enhancing colors.
I then adjusted the field of depth and used the Orton Effect to 100% light. I then put a mask using the soft mechanical brush at 100 pixels and 18% opacity.
I’m not sure if that makes sense, but I thought I’d share the steps so you could tell what I could do better next time.
Because learning this Photoshop Elements is hard, yo.
I personally think it’s a bit too light. What do you think?