The number one thing I love about Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and other editing software is that I can edit my self-portraits into something that I am not ashamed to post for the world to see. Like that photo my husband took of me at the lake this year where I noticed how fat I am getting. Wait. There was nothing that could be done to save that image. You're welcome for not posting it.
On the other hand, I was able to salvage a couple images I took of myself in the backyard a week or so ago. I really wanted a new profile photo to put up on my Facebook page and Twitter page, but I didnt have one that I really liked already on hand. So while my p0rn producer neighbor was out letting his dogs take a crap next to our fence I busted out my Nikon D40 for some sexy moves of my own.
Here's the SOOC (straight out of camera) look:
And here's the edited version:
There's a couple issues with the edited version that I could work on, like cloning and airbrushing, but for a first attempt on my new laptop where all the keys feel funny I thought the results were fine. Plus, after cropping and resizing it's barely noticeable.
I edited my self-portrait with Photoshop Elements 7 and used Coffeeshop Rita's Perfect Portrait action for PS and PSE. If you haven't discovered the wonderful world of actions, I beg you to now.
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