This was a really hard edit, because I couldn't get rid of the window glare on the left side of the image. I would usually clone that out but there was no detail that would match.  I tried my paint with light action which basically is a non-destructive way to dodge and burn in Photoshop.  It's probably my most used action (I gave it away for free the last Souvenir Foto School class). I tried creating a vignette effect to darken the glare but no luck.  The more I played the more this started to look like a paint-by-number portrait to me.   I decided to run with that and replicate the vintage color scheme and some paint strokes. It's not my favorite edit but I am happy I tried it.  If you aren't checking out the 'before' images you really should, it will make you feel like Annie Liebowitz.

I will be editing a photo a day for the remainder of 2012::Project MMXII, this is my 'after', you can view the 'before' here.

Danielle (January 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM)  

Also did you see that the 7 Gypsies Blog used one of your images? They didn't credit you or anyone else :{ but I knew it was yours. Here is the link...

Jules (January 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM)  

You're amazing. I can't believe how proficient you are at Photo Shop.

As for that gypsy blog, she needs to remove your images or give you proper credit before I channel my gypsy heritage and give her the evil eye.

Miss B. (January 10, 2012 at 11:30 PM)  

Hi Danielle! Thanks for the heads up, wow they are a HUGE company, that's really flattering, thank you for the heads up and I will send them a note:)

Miss Jules, please let them know I would never ask, I am a chicken, lol. Thank you for noticing my prowess, I LOVE Photoshop it allows anyone to become an artist. I can't wait to one day learn how to become more proficient in digital painting, it's a real skill.

Jill Elaine (January 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM)  

I just went to the gypsy and told they really should link to you on that stamp set! That is just rude to not have it linked:) Let's hope it was just an oversight.

Miss B. (January 11, 2012 at 9:52 PM)  

Jill, how lucky am I to have someone watch my back? Thank you:)

Mrs Soup (January 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM)  

This is a BEAUTIFUL edit! It looks amazingly gorgeous. I almost don't believe it was the same picture from the original shot. Lovely! Well done, my dear!

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