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Here is my original photo. The theme was "Faith." This was a bit of a stretch for that category, but it's the closest I had. Also, I have been trying to work my way back through the lessons, so I am not nearly where I should be on this editing thing, but I'm only three weeks into the lessons, so bare with me. (Or is it bear with me?)
I edited the photo in Picnik. I love Picnik, though it does have it's limitations. I tried to follow Ashley's editing suggestions as well as I could without Photoshop. First I used the Neutral Picker to brighten the photo up a bit based on the white in the door frame. Then I used the crop and straighten tool to change the orientation just a tad (because that was this weeks lesson.) And then I bumped up the vibrance and added the words at the bottom. All in all, it was very simple but I think it made a huge difference in the photo. What do you think?
I think typically I would be supposed to add the original camera settings, etc. etc., but I don't know how to do that, so you'll just have to take my very unscientific word for it! :)