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margje 04-19-2018 07:41 AM

May Challenge #3: Creative Photo Editing

Hello and welcome to the Creative photo Editing Challenge!

In my part of the world the days are getting longer and we have much more light! I love this season when the dark and grey disappears. This light and brightness I love to show in my layouts and photo's too! And this months challenge is all about getting more light and brightness in your photo's. There are many ways to give a dark and underexposed photo some more light! For example In photoshop or Lightroom you can use the exposure slider in Camera Raw. Or In Photoshop and Photoshop Elements you can use Adjustmentlayers like the Curves and Levels. For some more color you can boost the Vibrance and Saturation. A very quick and more easy way to give a photo some more light and color in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements is to use an Action. You just play the action and it does all the steps for you! When I want a quick result on a slight dark and under exposed dull photo I often use the same action that I downloaded some time ago! This one gives light and a color pop!
Maybe you would love to experiment a little with this free action on your photo and try out how this works! The result will be different on each photo. You get a feel for the type of photo that will work great as you used it a couple of times!

Here is the link tot that free action:

I use it on photo's all the time. Mostly as starting point. Sometimes it's great to run the action twice. Or I combine it with some Creative filters.

Here you see the result on this photo:

If you need some more info on installing and playing actions you can read it here:
Or here:

After using the action you can make a page with that wonderful photo you created!

Here is the page I made:


- Create a new layout using the action that can be downloaded for free. You can also make the edits on your photo with an other Action or with the tools in your photo editing program by hand. If you can, show us the before and after photo in your forum post. It's great to see the results.
- Please use 80% Oscraps products.
- Upload your layout to the Challenge 3 photo gallery by midnight PST May 31st, 2018
- And do not forget to update the monthly tracking thread to be eligible for your coupon.

Have fun scrapping!

clindoeil 05-01-2018 06:16 AM

Marvelous effect on the photo !
Thank you Margje , i will play !

timounette 05-01-2018 08:03 AM

First !!!
Great challenge. I've to download some actions, because I've lost all my old one.
I use a free one Pop Action 9.

margje 05-01-2018 08:16 AM

Well you are quick timounette! Awesome photo and page! Love the colors and light in it!

SharLamb 05-01-2018 01:16 PM

In addition to the action suggested in the challenge, I also applied a high key effect to all the photos.

margje 05-01-2018 01:36 PM

Beautiful bright photo's and page Sharron! love that repeated flower too!

helenedubois 05-02-2018 06:12 AM

Remember These Days

margje 05-02-2018 12:27 PM

Beautiful photo and page! love the maskingwork too!

TrishD 05-03-2018 12:02 AM

Thanks for this Action Marianne. It works wonders

Hildy 05-03-2018 11:19 AM

Voici ma page !!!

margje 05-03-2018 11:44 AM

Fantastic work with the action Trish! Beautiful page you made also!

margje 05-03-2018 11:46 AM

Hildy I love the effect of the action! You showed it of perfectly!

Fannou 05-03-2018 12:57 PM

Thank you Marjge for this challenge.
I used the challenge action first, then a second

margje 05-03-2018 01:01 PM

Fannou that's a beautiful photo and fantastic page!

Fannou 05-03-2018 01:32 PM

Merci Margje.
Ma photo de départ

nurmi 05-03-2018 03:38 PM

Thanks for the funny challenge

margje 05-04-2018 04:14 AM


Originally Posted by Fannou (Post 581953)

Awesome to see your before and after photo! now I love the result even more!

margje 05-04-2018 04:15 AM


Originally Posted by nurmi (Post 581964)

Beautiful bright colors and page!

clindoeil 05-05-2018 09:02 AM

Thank you Margje for this nice action !
My page :

and the photo before ..

margje 05-05-2018 12:12 PM

Beautiful work on the photo and adorable page Marie-Claire!

Mamie loulou 4 05-06-2018 02:23 AM

très beau challenge, merci, voilà ma page et ma photo de départ

margje 05-06-2018 05:56 AM

Those photo's are lovely! Love the treatment and the light! The page you made has great action in it too!

garrynkim 05-07-2018 11:19 AM

Original Image:

margje 05-07-2018 12:31 PM

Beautiful photo ( love the softness) and page design!

aliba 05-07-2018 01:29 PM

thanks for the challenge

DivaMom96 05-08-2018 08:06 PM

What a fun challenge- thanks for the great action!

marijke 05-09-2018 12:22 AM

Thanks for the challenge

margje 05-09-2018 02:38 AM


Originally Posted by DivaMom96 (Post 582267)
What a fun challenge- thanks for the great action!

Beautiful work with the photo and lovely page Deborrah!

margje 05-09-2018 02:52 AM


Originally Posted by marijke (Post 582274)

What a beautiful photo and page Marijke! Love the maskingwork!

KoRa 05-09-2018 02:55 AM

for Father's Day

margje 05-09-2018 11:20 AM

Love the result on that cute image! Lovely page!

myla 05-10-2018 01:12 PM

margje 05-10-2018 02:21 PM

What a wonderful page and treatment! Fantastic page Myla!

krutch1000 05-10-2018 06:47 PM

Ga'L 05-11-2018 06:42 AM

here's mine :
I used the free action and after I apply a black/white filter

margje 05-11-2018 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by krutch1000 (Post 582376)

Great work on the photo and I love how you illustrated that light!

margje 05-11-2018 09:09 AM


Originally Posted by Ga'L (Post 582392)
here's mine :
I used the free action and after I apply a black/white filter

Fantastic! I love the photo and beautiful layout!

meriop 05-11-2018 11:46 AM

The photo :
My page :

caapmun 05-12-2018 02:24 AM

Here is my original pic:
and my layout:

margje 05-12-2018 03:49 AM


Originally Posted by meriop (Post 582415)

I love the work on the photo! And your page is beautiful!

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