Saturday, March 29, 2008

Princess Schmoopie Sue...

Special Note: Are you here for Mishie's scavenger hunt? Please see my post from March 28 RIGHT HERE. Have fun hunting!

ROFL. Okay - *JUST* so you know...I *did not* dress her like this. That was all her daddy, lol. BUT, who am I to ignore the fabulous photo op??? And isn't she sweet? In an annoyed sort of way, lol...I also want to clarify that she usually comes running when we call her to put on her little "clothes", the only thing she doesn't like is hats, and any outfits where her rear is completely enclosed. She loves wearing her Vikings jersey on game day, and she has several sweaters and fleecy sweatshirts for when it's super duper MN cold outside. This was her Halloween costume a few years ago.

Yeppers. We are "those" people, heh heh.

This was shot in aperture priority mode, f/1.8, 1/60, iso 200. I have been working on my PP (post processing) skills in photoshop, so I wanted to share the sooc (straight out of camera) along with my photoshop "play", and then a color pop action. I think it's neat to see how the photo evolves...I seriously could play in photoshop forever! I've been working with some things I've picked up here and there, and also with Scott Kelby's book: The Photoshop CS2 Book For Digital Photographers. My SOOC image is pretty good, but see how the color seems a little faded and dull?



For my play, I created an adjustment layer and applied soft light - making sure to adjust the opacity until I had the look I wanted, then I adjusted the curves, and applied an unsharp mask. It really makes a difference I think!


For the color pop action, I used my edited version, and then applied an action I have picked up called Whitney's Wonder. I love how her little pink coat pops in this version! Her white fur, might be a smidge too bright...even though I did adjust the opacity during the action.



What do you think? I am really liking my play on this photo - I am iffy on the color pop, it seems kinda bright, but even so, it's fun. I've found that running these actions will get varied results depending on the photo. I've tinkered around with trying to achieve the "color pop" on my own in photoshop, but I'm not quite there yet, so it's nice to have the actions to play with! I will keep tinkering with it, and will share as I learn...

P.S. YES - her name is kinda strange! WE KNOW! It's an obscure Seinfeld reference...did you pick up on that? We are *huge* Seinfeld fans. Don't you think there is an episode of Seinfeld that can apply to EVERY SINGLE situation in life? LOL. See if you can guess which episode her name came from. HINT: It's just the first name, we added in the middle name Sue - but that is a whole other story! I hope you enjoy seeing my dog, sometimes, when I have a photography "lightbulb moment" she is the only one around!

14 comments:

DawnMarch said...

LOL. I just quoted Seinfeld on my blog today, so yes, I agree that there's always an apt quote! Really cute photo -- I like the color pop, but I'm a high-saturation kinda gal.

Leigh said...

First of all, what a cute lil doggie! I love the adjustements you made! And I think the color pop is fab so go with it! How totally fun! Kissies to your pup!

Marcia said...

hi schmoopie sue! love your play, fabbie! it's awesome!

mwah!
marcia

Eve said...

LOL OMG, is that ever cute!! What a sweet poochie and great photo!

Sonja said...

LOL We love Seinfeld too! And I think the color pop action is perfect for that photo of your little princess!

Sassy said...

lol How cute!! Love that photo!

Robin L said...

cute dog and love the color pop

Heather said...

ROFL I didn't read the title, just went straight to the post, and your saying, little clothes, hates hats, rear exposed, sounds like my kids. Then I get to the picture and burst out laughing. What a cute puppy! I thought you were talking about a kid. Oh lord, I'm silly.

She looks so cute in her little costume. I love what you did with the pictures! Great editing!

Char @ DigiScrapChat said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing the process for how edited the pic. Great job! (And love her name)!

Darthy said...

Oh Schmoopie you are invited over anytime to play with Pebbles. I love Schmoopie

My3Hens said...

OMG how cute is she!! I love her little costume and I agree photoshop is a godsent. The original was beautiful but it really does bump things up a notch!

Heather said...

Fab - you are AMAZING! I so need to learn from you! Schmoopie is SO STINKIN' CUTE! Just CUTE!

Kutnkudlys' Kreations said...

Isn't she just a cutie patootie! Great photo!

Have a great day!

Sue said...

Poor scmoopie looks a little embarassed - the things our pets tolerate for us. Fun pics.