Monthly Archives: January 2011

Day 304: How-to

Wanted to do a quick tutorial on how I edited my Day 304. Edited the photo using PS CS3, and written in super lazy language so it might be a bit confusing to someone using photoshop for the first time. Tried to be as detailed as possible, but if you have any questions feel free to ask!  Oh and as always, you can click on any of the pictures to view larger.

here’s the before and after – I didn’t touch any of the colors in the “before” photo.. just dodged the whites of my eyes a bit, burned my pupils (using the dodge and burn tool of course) and made my lips “redder” because I knew I would be switching to much cooler tones it would diminish the red a lot.

And here is a screenshot of the different layers we’ll be working with.  I will explain the attributes of each layer so you can play around with it to get more or less a similar effect.

Step 1: Add a new layer above your Background Layer. Fill it with #1a415f and set the blending mode to Exclusion with opacity at 100%.

Step 2:  Add another layer above Layer 1 and fill it with #c3def2 and set the blending mode to soft light with opacity at 50%.

Step 3: Create another layer (Layer 3) and fill it with #fdf9f3. Set the blending mode to Multiply with opacity at 35%

Step 4: Create a copy of your background layer and put it above Layer 3. Set the blending mode to Soft Light with opacity at 85%

Step 5: Create a Color Balance Adjustment Layer above the Background Layer. You can do this by clicking this button shown below

Set the values according to the screenshot below.

Step 6: Create another adjustment layer, this time for Hue/Saturation. Set the saturation to -100 and change the blending mode for this layer to soft light.

ANNNNNNNNND you’re done! You can play around with the blending modes or change the opacity of the layers to achieve different looks. Let me know if you used it; would love to see the results. ;]



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On a Saturday Afternooon

LA traffic is no joke.


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A few of my favorite things..


1. hairporn. 2. LOT78 Biker Jacket I can only dream of. 3. Live Fast cus it won’t last. 4. Acne Pullover that I can’t fine online anymore. 5. Blank NYC studded shorts that I bought on SUPER sale at JoyRich LA last week. :] 6. Jeffrey Campbell Cherie in grey that is no longer available in my size. 😦 7. Anvil ankle boots from TopShop. (still haven’t clicked on that BUY button yet)  8. bookshelves + chalkboards

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oh hai


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Reminder to Self:

Do not cut hair for, mmm forever.

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Dear Lorissa,

Dear Lorissa,

I wish you were just a little bit more comfortable, so I could justify buying you. But you and I both know I’m probably going to end up taking you home anyway, because I’m notorious for making bad decisions.


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