Thursday, August 12, 2010

Before and After--Stellan Style!

I haven't participated in the Before/After bloghop in a while because I was busy having a baby!! Yep, I now have a daughter and TWO precious boys to love on!

Here's our newest addition, Stellan:


Edited in Photoshop CS3, and because I'm a newbie to Photoshop, if anyone could explain why the photo looks grainy and how I could fix it, that would be great. :)

9 comments:

alicia said...

I'm not sure about the grainy stuff. What kind of camera do you have? It seems sometimes when my pics aren't totally in focus when I crop that may happen. Not sure how to fix it yet. I'm doing b&ws too. Love them!

zentmrs said...

Love the BW (and the original too)! Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

aww, what a cutie!

It was probably from the camera, due to high ISO from the low lighting conditions. If you want to get rid of the grainy you could either run a smoothing action on just his skin (leave the rest of the shot grain/"textured") or soften the whole picture, it wouldn't be as sharp, but it'll be a lot less grainy. Just have to figure out which one you want more.

The OriginalPsyn said...

So beautiful, wonderful edit.

Courtney said...

Precious! Gotta love a classic black and white.

Mommy2Four said...

I use a program called "Noiseware community edition" to denoise my photos when I have to have the ISO up higher than I would like.

It's a free program, and it's really really good!

Anyway, such a cute photo!

Pixel Perfect said...

That face is so precious! I love the black and white!

*Jess* said...

did you adjust the exposure setting when you cropped and changed to black and white? Sometimes that will cause grain as well.

Feris said...

love love love his expression... your b&w edit looks great :)