Touch-Up Tuesday - Dixie

 Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I posted this picture yesterday of my friend's dog, Dixie, and I thought I'd talk about how I edited it for Touch-Up Tuesday. And, ok, my before picture isn't completely SOOC, because I have a bad habit of saving over my original picture when I edit.  But all I did to it was run Pioneer Woman's Boost action and lower the opacity of it.


Sweet Shot Day

Then I ran Pioneer Woman's Black and White Beauty Action to convert the photo to Black and White. I added a little contrast because that action made it pretty pale. Then I took this texture that I found free somewhere on Flickr:


I desaturated the photo and added it to my picture. I ended up using the multiply blending mode because the texture was SO white in the center that the other modes I usually used totally washed the photo out. So I used multiply and then used my white paint brush to lighten the areas in the middle back up. And that gave me this!


Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

And just for fun, and because its almost Valentine's Day, and because I took so many dog pictures this weekend I don't know what to do with them all....

dog valentine

Have a great day! :)



Missy February 8, 2011 at 10:52 AM  

I love both the original and the b&w edit! Lovely. I totally want to rub that dogs belly, by the way. :)

Diana February 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

Wow, great edit! Looks amazing.

leigh February 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM  

Great edit. Those eyes are so expressive in color and black and white. Thanks so much for linking up.

Ashley Sisk February 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM  

Love them both - beautiful!

Kristy February 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM  

They both are adorbale!

Sarah Halstead February 8, 2011 at 12:48 PM  

I love them both. Your edit is great. That last one is so cute.

Michelle February 8, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

I love your almost sooc! Dixie's such a cutie!!

And you're collage is adorable! Looks like you found something to do with them all!

Shannon February 8, 2011 at 4:08 PM  

Great shot! I love it in color and black and white.

Becky Sue February 8, 2011 at 6:45 PM  

Great shot and edits! Such a sweet face.

Stephani February 8, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

Oh I loved this shot. It grabbed me rigt when I saw the thumbnail on Sweet Shot Tuesday!

Marla February 8, 2011 at 9:35 PM  

Awww. What a cute picture. :)

Marla @

Staci O February 8, 2011 at 9:48 PM  

Our Miss Dixie is a supermodel! haha These turned out great!

Erika B February 9, 2011 at 12:21 AM  

Oh my, what a beauty. Love both shots but if I had to pick a favourite I would go with the color version.

Erika B

Megan February 9, 2011 at 11:37 AM  

Great picture of the 2 love birds! Too cute.

Anne U February 9, 2011 at 8:53 PM  

Great edit, and really like the original too.

Rachel February 11, 2011 at 8:27 PM  

I adore both of those photos! What a great expression!

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