I'm always editing pictures in photoshop for my shop, (well I'm not a pro... ) so as I had to do that today, why not show it to you?
Here are the pictures right out of the camera:
As I'm making a composition for my page on Facebook, I will have to use all these pictures in one.
So, after pick all the pictures I want, I open all with Photoshop. It's important that you have them all there so you can make little changes in all of them at the same time, when you're doing a composition with more then one picture, and you want them to have all the same look (colour, light...).
At first I created a new layer and "merged visible" so I could work there and don't ruin the background. Then I used a Gaussian Blur Filter at 24,5pixels
Then I created a mask in this layer, so I could erase the blur where I wanted. For that, you select the mask, and then with the Brush Tool, you paint with black the areas you want to re-focus (working with masks, white reveals and black hides the mask). if this is too complicated, you can also use just the layer without mask, and erase the areas you don't want to blur.
I used the Healing Brush Tool in a new layer, arround my eyes to soften the darkness a little, and then I lowered the Opacity of the layer so it looks more real.
Then I made this to all of the pictures, they have to look all like "sisters" so try to keep it all with the same light and colours at this point. I usually work with a "Brightness an Contrast" adjustment layer:
So now it's time to put all the pictures together. I usually make a drawing in a paper, and try to design the compilation there before I start to move the pictures. As I use a PC I don't know any other way to resize the pictures but in the "Image Size" menu (in mac it's easier I think), so I try to resize them based on my previous drawing and then I Open a "New" blank page with the total size of my picture an pass them in. This is the most dificult part to explain... sorry!
Here's my composition.Ok now I ran two actions I found on the internet and put them at 50% opacity (I'll try to find the site again and put it here), but well, at this point you can run any action you like
Then I just added some details, and here it is!
I hope this is simple enough...!
If you have any doubts please feel free to ask!!
These earrings will be part of my Fall/Winter collection and will be available on my Etsy store today!
Thank you for passing by, and have a wonderful weekend!!