I stopped for awhile showing everyone what I was learning and playing with in Photoshop because I kinda had the wind taken out of my sails. But then I got to thinkin'....I really enjoy sharing with you. So those who are interested in photography can learn something from me and I can learn from sharing and learn from others.
The Jibber Jabber!
First I shot this picture in RAW which if you haven't switched to RAW do it!!!!!!
I actually didn't have to mess with anything when opened in RAW with this photo...so that was awesome!
When I got it into Photoshop this is what I did.
First I used Pro Retouch on her skin just to even it out. I used the flow at a few low setting around 6% flow.
Then I sharpened a few of the small details such as the front of her hat, the flower and her lashes, as well as parts of her hair.
After that I used TRA yin and yang on her face....just a tiny little bit...just to taste.
Then I gave it a little snappiness to sharpen, and turned on the lights a little....(using curves I adjusted right smack in the middle a bit.)