Personalized Photo Valentine Cards

7:05 AM
Love Day is upon us! Ever since I watched this episode of Blue's Clue's 5 years ago I can's stop calling Valentine's Day "Love Day".  It's such a cute little episode. I even have a line from one of the songs Cinderella sings permanently embedded in my memory... "I dropped my mop to the castle I ran, lost my slipper but got my man...Cinder-eeee-la!"

okay, back to the subject at hand...

With Valentines day comes the exciting Valentines cards. I loved writing out my Valentine cards and passing them out to my classmates. And yes, I was one of those grade schoolers who took the love phrases on the cards very seriously. I MADE sure that the boy I liked was given a specific Valentine with specific candies. :)

This will be Maddie's first year to pass out Valentines to her classmates. I was excited to make some fun ones for her. A couple of months ago I had this idea to have her wear a mustache and to use the phrase, "I "mustache" you a question...will you be my Valentine?". And lucky me I actually found some really cute mustaches at the Dollar Store! score! (my husband thinks I'm adorable crazy with how excited I was to find them. :)

So are here 5 different ones. Maddie and I can't decide which one we like the most. Which one is your favorite?

ISO 320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/4000th
editing: I applied this free preset called whoiswolf_1 in Lightroom and then decreased the yellow saturation to -92 and the decreased the orange saturation to -18. 



 320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/2500th
 editing: I applied this free preset called Summer Haze 2 in Lightroom and then the decreased the orange saturation to -35 and increased the brightness to +13. 



 320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/2500th
editing: I decreased all the colors (except for red) to -100. Then I used the saturation brush, decreased to -100, and brushed over all the remaining reddish parts that I didn't want to be red like her hair and the red reflecting from the heart on to her sweater. And then I used my own Black & White conversion techniques found here.




  320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/2500th
  editing: I applied a free Lightroom preset called, "Round The Corner". Unfortunately I can't remember where I found the preset. Sorry about that. The preset obviously rounds the corners but also adds a special coloring.

I can tell you how to round the corner without a preset though... Under "Post-Crop Vignetting" in Lightroom simply move all the sliders to the left for a black frame and for a white frame move all the sliders to the left except for the "amount" slider move all the way to the right.




  320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/2500th
  editing: I applied a free Lightroom preset called, "Lilac Love" found here.


Help us decide which one to print for Maddie's friends at school. Which is your favorite?




16 comments:

Shay Quigley said...

So adorable!!

Kate said...

Either the first one or the b&w third one - but they are all awesome!!

angelq said...

I like the first one. It's cute that she's on her tip-toes.

AngryBaker said...

I like the first one the best, but they're all super cute. Sure to get a giggle from her friends.

abcdfamily said...

First one is my favorite, the third (b&w) is runner up. All cute of your daughter, though!

abby said...

The first one for sure! I love the way she's standing...

Jenni said...

LOVE these! First one is my favorite for sure!

Love In Everything said...

I like the first and the second the best. Though I think they are all pretty fantastic!

Michelle said...

I like the 3rd one the best...love the B+W with pops of red...but they are all cute! Which one does she like best?

Lace said...

Super cute, but I think the first one is my favorite! I like seeing her full outfit...adorable!

jules said...

I am in love with the third photo

Sandrine said...

So cute! I love the first one the whole expression really match the words :)Thanks for sharing those tips again!

dana said...

haha. cute. I like the first two best. Fun seeing you today! Excited to see what you do with your booth :)

Meghan said...

I like the first and the 4th one! What a fun idea to do this. Maddie is so cute and fun though it doesn't matter they are all fabulous!

Aliena said...

The first!

Little Gumnut said...

I love the first one - very cute!

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