Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday - Julianna

Still working on those photos mentioned last week.  Because of this, I give you a couple more teaser pictures from a recent visit with lovely Julianna and family:



This is my first attempt at layering an image in hopes of decreasing blanket/background wrinkles.  Here's what I did in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (yes, I know should really upgrade)...

1. Create a duplicate of the original photo.
2. Select the duplicate photo.
3. Add a layer to adjust the levels of the duplicate.
3. Decrease the light by moving the black slider over to the right until the blanket becomes blackness.
4. Select the original photo.
5. Drag the duplicate onto the original to create a layer with the duplicate photo.
6. Select the now duplicate layer
7. Add a layer mask - reveal all
8. Select the brush tool - Mode exclusion
9. Brush over the parts of the photo I want to look as they did in the original (the baby's face, arms, blanket).

I know there must be an easier way to do this...so if anyone has any tips or suggestions, please add them to the comments below.  Feedback is much appreciated.

Oh, and don't forget ...link up below if you'd like to share your WW!  Thanks!


  1. loved the way you have captured the delicate baby

  2. Beautiful photos! Wonderful tenderness of this pretty baby!

  3. The pictures are beautiful. And, I'm taking a PhotoShop course on Creative Live; I know how challenging some photos can be.

  4. Adorable baby! :)

  5. Such a sweetly sleeping face! That sounds about what I do when blurring out backgrounds. I don't use masks, though, I just erase over the duplicated version.