Trying to learn pp!!!!! How would you edit this photo?

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  1. amg

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    Hello Everyone trying to learn how to edit I love this picture but cant seem to make it pop...Any suggestions out there??? It would be great to see a few different edits and then try and get the same look myself :[​IMG]IMG_3049 by ashleymg, on Flickr
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  2. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What editing software are you using?
     
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    1. Up the exposure by 1 stop
    2. Warm up the WB
    3. I probably add dark vignette

    OR

    1. Keep the exposure the way it is and use adjustment brush on the face and neck to bring up the exposure
    2. Warm up the WB.
     
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    I would start with adding some fill. Then play around with the contrast and increase it til I got some punch. Then I'd think about increasing the exposure a tad and go from there.
     
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    NO VIGNETTE! :p
     
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    Know when to use it young Jedi :)


     
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    Actually a little bit to balance out that top left corner might not hurt. BUt definitely bump the exposure up one whole step the adjust from there. Exposure is much to dark for my taste.
     
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    How about giving some like to the beautiful OP?
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Slight S put into curve.

    Used Shadow Protection to bring up the dark areas.

    Saturation increased to 28

    9 Controls Points used to brighten face, black clothing, and darken sky.

    [​IMG]


    With an original, full-size file I could proably do better.

    But truthfully, a flash would have helped.
     
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    Padawan! Get it right! Sorry its my inner nerd coming out.

     
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    I have Lightroom 4 and the software that came with my canon would love to see some photoshop edits I am just trying to get a idea of what these programs can do..... and then I will play around and see if I can get close to others edits I thought it might be a good way to learn :)
     
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    How about:

    [​IMG]
     
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