This is my first "edit me" challenge this year. I participated several times last year, but somehow it kept slipping by me this year. But today is the day. Ashley Sisk is contributing a photo and choosing her favs this week. So thought I would jump in and give it a try.
This is the original....sweet cutie patootie, however there is the light glare on one side of his face creating dark shadows. This may tip me over the edge to purchase the new Lightroom 4 because I think that would resolve some of these problems with glare. However, since I don't have Lightroom yet, I gave it a whirl in Elements 9.
This is my edit... Used PSE 9, lightened, lightened and lightened some more, de-saturated the color, then ran "dreamy color" from Paint the Moon. Also sharpened, cropped, and then added Coffee Shop Blog "Velvet Truffle" effect, lowering the opacity somewhat. And there he is...so sweet and a mighty big chair he is sitting in too.
Until next time....