I had reached blog nirvana.
With that in mind, I’m going to list each edit for my submission to Before and After on Pixel Perfect.
Here’s the SOOC shot:
Nothing too fancy, taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XS and my 50mm f/1.8 lens.
I edited the photo in Photoshop CS3 using the Pioneer Woman Actions.
Step 1: Run “Fresh and Coloful” from the Pioneer Woman Actions.
Set the “Light” layer to 60% opacity.
Set the “Soft Light” layer to 35% opacity.
Step 2: Run “Boost” from the Pioneer Woman Actions.
Step 3: Run “Warmer” from the Pioneer Woman Actions
I think that really brightens up the shot. I took this photo at about 9:30 a.m. in natural light. Morning light is a lot bluer than light in the middle of the day.
Step 4: Crop nice and close to the food.
I hate food photos that are so far back you can’t tell what the food is. I love how you can see the little grains of sugar on top of the cookies. And the carmel is melted just enough.
Looks good enough to eat, right?
Wondering what these cookies are? You’ll have to come back next week to find out! I’ll post the complete recipe then.