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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ladybug Edit

Ashley Sisk posted a gorgeous ladybug edit (well two actually). She made her original available for anyone who wanted to practice editing. Well I need lots of practice, so here it goes!

I have never used someone else's photo for editing practice so it still seems a little strange to me. My work will never compare to Ashley's but hopefully I was able to do her photo justice!

Here's what I did:
1. Crop

2. Selective Color: 
Reds: Cyan -56%, Magenta -4%, Yellow +3%, Black +13%
Black: Black +6%

3. Curves:
RGB: Output 133, Input 102
Blue: Output 45, Input 57

4. Added texture from Shadowhouse Creations (Vintage Canvas2) @47%

5. Removed texture from the ladybug's body (but not legs)


  1. I think you did a great job! My skills consist of cropping so I am in awe of anyone who can edit :)

  2. I really like it! Great job!

  3. How did you remove the texture from the ladybug? :)

  4. Well I am no expert on texture but what I did for this one is download a texture from shadowhouse. then I opened it along with the ladybug pic in Photoshop. I re-sized the texture so it was the same as the ladybug pic then I copied and pasted it on top of the ladybug. At this point you can change the opacity of the texture to your liking plus you can grab the eraser tool and erase it off of anything you want.