Here's the "fix-it" photo for the week...
You can find the specific details of my "fix" at I Heart Faces. But here's the quick version of the meat & potatoes of my fix this week:
In Lightroom, I flipped the image and cropped it to a square. Now, this is where it gets fun ... with split-toning. :-) This is my first time playing around with split toning; and, if I can do it, so can YOU!
Below left I have pictured Lightroom's develop panel. On the top right is my Photoshopped b/w image. Below that is the close-up of the split toning panel (which, ironically, is smaller the longer version on the left) where I picked new colors for highlights and shadows (which you can see pictured in the small boxes) and played around with the saturation sliders til I got an effect that was pleasing to my eye. On the bottom right is the resulting teal-ish greenish image.
I pulled the four tinted images I liked best into Fotofusion and made the following simple collage.
I LOVE Fotofusion and use it all the time to create quickie collages for this blog. You can download and use the software completely free of cost (at Lumapix.com). The only "charge" for your demo privilege is that Lumapix will put their logo on your collage (their logo disappears, of course, if/when you purchase the software). I really appreciate when companies let you demo their product before you purchase. By the way, did you all know that Photoshop and Lightroom both have free 30 day demo versions available for your consideration?