Photoshop is the new Baby Wipe

Cleaning Up a Messy Toddler With Photoshop

I took this picture at the park earlier this week and LOVED the way the blue eyes just POPPED. Unfortunately, his cracker/snot/drool face was a bit disgusting. So…I used some photoshop tools (the bandaid…which probably has a real name) and some of MCP Magic Skin and ta da! Instant napkin! Not perfectly clean, but now the beauty of his eyes is not overshadowed by the crumbs on his face. This went from a kinda cute picture to one of the millions I have hanging around my house. I’m still such a novice but it really is amazing what you can do with Photoshop. I just wanted to share this with those of you who have been around since the days of my Pre-DSLR camera use. I’ve come a long way, Baby!

Although…I still have to constantly look up what SLR stands for. So, you know, not completely awesome yet.


6 thoughts on “Photoshop is the new Baby Wipe”

  1. I can remember Single Lens Reflex, but not how it actually works. And I took a class on this.

    I have never used Photoshop. I am scared!

    (Oh, and I got your thank you card yesterday! I was like, who do I know in Alabama? Adorable card!)

  2. I wish my sister would use something like this. She’s constantly sending out pictures of her kids with red-eye and messy faces (apparently she finds the messy faces cute, but sometimes there are more dirty faces than clean ones in the monthly albums she shares via Kodak). I’ve told her that Kodak Easyshare — which comes with her camera, sort of a photoshop for dummies — is a cinch and can get rid of the red eye with just one click, but she can’t find the disk or something.

    I know I must have sent out a few prints back in the day with goop on my kids faces — before digital. Maybe I’ve gotten to be more of a photo snob, but I just don’t find a picture of a kid with snot or food smeared on their face attractive (an occasional birthday cake or helping mommy cook photo once in a while, maybe).

    Good to know that you can take an otherwise cute photo and digitally “clean” their faces.
    Now do I send her this link, and risk hurting her feelings if she reads my comment? What to do, what to do… :p

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