The big winner in the recent giveaway is getting together what will be a super-sweet project for me to work on.
In the mean time, I will be working with the photos sent in by you runners-up! One has already been sent in. My dear friend Ashley sent me these two pictures. She’s on top of it (as are all Phi Mu girls)!
Pic number one: We’ll call this the wedding picture.
I love this picture because it represents so much. Ashley and I found our men at the same time and got engaged around the same time. She got married much more quickly than I did.
Don’t worry; I was jealous.
Anyway, while the wedding pic is precious, the straight out of the camera (sooc) shot worried me; the big day was a little gloomy, as you can tell. Well, I used bloom action from Pioneer Woman about three times and then made some other tweaks. Then, I put them on an alternative background. Here are the results:
I also made a simple collage for the wedding pics.
The second pic: We’ll call this Christmas!
First of all, I had to do a little research to be sure this picture was from their first Christmas. They took almost the same pic just this Christmas; the only difference is that they were wearing different clothes.
First of all, the pic is lovely (gotta love the first Christmas!). However, there’s a huge glare in the glass. I had to do some finagling to fix it and I am not completely happy with the results, but you can almost not tell it was there. I used the heal tool and copied and pasted a few things to improve the glare problem.
However, the most challenging part of this was extracting Ashley and her hubby from the picture; the background was very busy and, gosh, Ashley’s hair just blends right in with the dark windows!
After many tries, I finally got them selected properly and then put them on the green Christmas wrapping paper background. And here are all of the results.
And there we have it: the first runner-up’s edits!
I’m looking forward to more editing!
Thanks, Ashley, for participating! :)