For this week's lesson, Kim asked us to critique our own work. Work worked well? What could be better? Consider what we'd have done different and give ourselves a chance at a do-over. I took the Maggie-apple pic from the last post. After sleeping on it, I thought I could improve it ...
The Coffee Shop Blog's Selective Color Action to black-and-white-ify the image, and used a layer mask to brush back in selective color on the apple and Maggie's face. True, she is a black dog, but returning the color to her eye and tongue really helped bring it back to life. Not to mention the many shades of black in her beautiful coat! I also cropped it down to be more square.
Yes! I'm much happier with this do-over. I think this one is worth framing and printing! Thanks to Kim for suggesting the do-over and giving us the chance to revisit one of our pics.
This is where I left it the other day. I'm liking the new one better!