I couldn't decide what picture to play with for today's post, so I scrolled back through the ones I've already done. Then it hit me...duh! I'm missing one of my favorite cuties: Jett! This picture is actually from last summer. After dinner at our house one night, we walked down to the playground around the corner and the kids played hard while I snapped photos. This pic of Jett is one of my favorites; it hangs on our fridge.
First, I did all the same steps that I did on Bren for Photoshop Day 1. I slightly sharpened the whole photo, boosted the colors, brightened the eyes, and then selectively sharpened some of the details on his face and the swing (that chain was a pain!). I tried to dial it all down a tidge this time, though, so it wouldn't seem too fake.
Once I was satisfied with all of those adjustments, I decided to run some more of the Pioneer Woman's actions to see what they looked like.
First, I ran the Sepia Tone action. Of course, I know was sepia tone is, so I kinda knew what this one was gonna do. Instead of it being straight up brown-tones, though, I scaled it back a hair so a little of the color still showed through.
Next, I took off the sepia layer and applied an action called Heartland. I had no idea where this was going to go. I feel like it was kinda like putting on a pair of lightly tinted sunglasses. Everything is just kinda less bright.
This next one is called Vintage and I think it makes sense. The photo looks kinda grainy, like an older photo.
The last one I tried is called Old West, and the outcome is not at all what I would've guessed it to look like. I think it made the picture look warmer and softer but without losing its sharpness, if that's even possible.
I've changed my mind several times, but right now I think my favorite version is Old West. What about you? Which one do you like best?