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A One Willow & Florabella Fusion B&A

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We had an awesome day today at a country park nearby. And to top it off, I’ve just spent a couple hours doing my most favourite thing in the world: editing. I just love the editing process and when asked if I prefer LR or PS, I like to answer “Photoshop. Because I like editing to take as long as possible.”

So before I hit the hay, here’s a Before & After recipe for this edit.

  1. First, I started in Lightroom. I always use LR to cull through my images and choose my keepers.
  2. I applied a preset from One Willow’s Timeless Collection called Lyric. I’ve used that so many times for so many sessions. Now remember that no action or preset is created to be a one-click fix. You need to then tweak the results for your own photo and I’ve done that here.
  3. In Photoshop, I applied the Mai Tai texture from Florabella’s textures set 2 using the Florabella textures applicator action. If you haven’t tried her texture applicator action, you’ve just gotta. It automates the texture application process and then gives you a whole host of other options after. Ain’t nothin like it.
  4. At the end, I cloned out the design on his hat to make it less commercial and more classic {I hate characters, logos, etc.}
  5. Normally I do a little work on the eyes but this didn’t need it. Oh, and I popped his freckles using the sharpening brush in Florabella’s makeover set. However there are also other ways to do it like you can see in this video tutorial from me about how to edit freckles.

And that’s it! G’night!


  • Linda Scott

    So which is the before and which is the after. 

  • http://tylertrahan.com/ Tyler

    I shot an event the other day that kept me up until midnight—a super long day right on the end of a work week where my days have me up by 5:30 AM and don’t get me home until 7:15 PM— and was looking forward to sleeping in the next day. Then I woke up at 8 AM and was so excited to go see my work on a monitor, crank up some tunes, and edit, that I couldn’t fall back asleep!

    I’m glad I’m not the only person who absolutely loves editing photos! Everyone else seems to complain about how much time they spend doing it and how they try to make it as quick and efficient as possible…and here I am actually disappointed when I finish!