Need tips for editing these photos

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  1. Emerana

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    I dont have photoshop yet but I have paint shop pro and DXO optics pro so I can do most of the processes like PS. I am wondering how to go about editing these photos? I really like them but they are dark...but i want to keep the sunset feeling...I am going for a candid portrait. Thanks for any advice!

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    the best thing i could say is bump up the contrast and color, if you gimme a sec i'll give you an example!
     
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    just use to tools under image,effects! the simplest touch ups could do wonders!
     
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    i agree with edtek. =) Thats pretty much all that should be done. MAYBE brighten up the shadows on the faces in the first one.


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    Selective brightening and keeping the contrast provides more natural colour.

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    The lightings on the two previous edits look a bit too unnatural for me, the baby's face is a little too red too IMO.

    Here's an attempt from me using Levels and the Burn tool.

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