Today, I am posting my edit of my SOOC banana muffin photo, which is above. I am using PS Elements 6 for Mac and I don't have Camera Raw for my camera. I tried looking for it through Adobe's website and my camera is not listed. :( But that is ok, we are going to make the best of what we have.
The first thing I did was play around with the lighting: lightening shadows (25%), darkening highlights (15%) and adjusting the contrast (-20%). Then I adjusted the saturation by +13%. Then I went to Color Variations and added red to my mid and highlights and blue to my shadows, both in low intensities. So far so good.
I did read through the advance editing tutorial and downloaded the Coffee Shop Blog's layering action but haven't installed it yet. So I played with the Pioneer Woman's actions, which I have installed.
For my final edit, I added a layer of a light pink color (f8e2e2) and brought the opacity down to 6%. I originally used a light blue at the same opacity but liked the pink much better. Then I used the PW Lovely and Etheral action followed by the PW Define and Sharpen.
To be honest, I don't know if what I did had the effect that we were supposed to be learning this week, but I love my new photo.
If you want to play along visit Ramblings and Photos and Forever and Always Photography. Next week's theme is 'good night.'