I ♥ Faces Week 23 – Sepia Toned

There must be some secret to changing a color photo into a perfectly Sepia toned image. But I don’t know it… so I fiddled, bumbled, and then undid a whole lotta stuff in PhotoShop that I couldn’t even begin to remember – let alone reproduce – and this modest image is the result.

Ho hum.

He’s not smiling. He’s not even looking at me. Surprisingly, though, this is typical Ya in both pose and expression.

And did I mention that he’s already sepia toned? So aside from flipping his black onesie to a weird shade of brown… my shot is pretty close to original (except miraculously, when the shot was taken, our grass was green instead of its usual sunburnt weed shade of yellow ).

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  1. The Beaver Bunch says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the thoughtful comment.

    You made me stop and think "Am I considering that families of all types are looking at us from afar, and thus taking note?"

    No. I had not even considered that, and I just can't thank you enough for pointing that out. I admit, most of the time we draw obnoxious people (of all shapes, sizes and colors) who are "interested" in our family. Yes, we are an odd bunch of folks with 5 small kids.

    Thanks for your insights. I can't wait to get to know you through your blog!


  2. I think you did great. You put together a very nice shot first of all, and then all of the tones are so warm. I fumbled my way through sepia too but you really did well 🙂

  3. TidyMom says:

    What a cutie!!! you did good with processing – I only have PSE, but I use picnik.com often, you can quickly and easily make changes like Sepia with one click!!


  4. When you're that cute, it doesn't matter if he won't smile or look at you LOL! Great shot.

  5. Tiaras & Tantrums says:

    he looks like he's holding on to not fall off!!

  6. Tiaras & Tantrums says:

    he looks like he's holding on to not fall off!!

  7. tippytoe foxtrot says:

    He is so adorable! I love it!

  8. Well I think he is too too cute! 🙂 great job capturing him! 🙂

  9. this is beautiful…

  10. Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie says:

    What a cute little boy!

  11. Belly Monster's Mama says:

    He's so cute, who cares what tone the pic is in! I mean look at that face! I think you did great!

  12. What is so funny is that I was loving how chocolatey his onsie looked! Great job.

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