Jodi Elliott

Writer, editor, blogger, mother, lover of learning

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Fixing my favorite smile

My favorite smile of my son's is his closed-lip, I've-got-a-secret smile. Sadly, this was the best photo I had of it:

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It's underexposed, it's too blue, his cheeks are red and blotchy, and that drop of snot looks terrible. 

I upped the exposure, minimized the shadows, and brought in more white until I had the color/exposure/light that looked good to me. Then I used the brush tool to remove some spots. I smoothed his skin just a tiny bit, and then brought up the exposure in his eyes. I could do a bit more work to get the snot out of his nostril, but I was having problems getting the spot correction tool to work as I wanted it to.

I'm thrilled with this picture now, snot and all!

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