Pretty as a Princess – A Caroline Photoshoot with Photoshop Editing

Hi there!

Today I have a short photoshoot of pretty Caroline. She is modeling the dress I won in American Girl Fan’s giveaway. It is such a pretty, silky dress!! Thank you Rolling Rock Dolls and American Girl Fan! Underneath the skirt, I added a tulle tutu that I made, making the dress more like a full, old-fashioned-type gown.

Since I just got Photoshop, I wanted to use this photoshoot as a sort of Photoshop trial run. I edited each of the pictures using Photoshop.

After the photoshoot (note: it’s a pretty short photoshoot 😉 ), I’ll show you a few before and after pictures to show the difference from editing, and I also have one fun, play edit, as well!

 

Enjoy!

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Editing really helps bring out her pretty eye color!

 

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This is one of my favorites 🙂

 

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Another of my favorites 😉

 

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And one last look at her pretty dress.

 

 

That’s the end of the photoshoot! So…

Here are a few before and after editing pictures! Before is always first, and I’ll label them, as well.

 

Before:

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After:

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After:

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After:

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And lastly I have a fun bonus edit! I was going off of this tutorial, but eventually just added the sparkle/lights in a different way (I think I used the dodge tool, in case you were wondering), because the tutorial’s version of Photoshop didn’t match my version.

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Maybe not quite as magical as the tutorial, but I think it turned out pretty fun ☺ .

 

So, what did you think?

Editing really makes a difference, doesn’t it? I hope that you enjoyed the photoshoot, and editing!

Which picture is your favorite? Do you have Photoshop, or edit photos with something else? Any editing suggestions, tips, or critiques?

Would you like to see a post on how I edit (perhaps after I’ve had some more practice 🙂 )?

What other posts would you like to see on Smile and Craft AG?

Thank you for reading and Have a Blessed Day!

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‘Tis the Season – Holiday Series Part One

Merry Christmas!

Or, at least, Merry Christmas Season! 😉

I wanted to do something special for this wonderful time of the year! So I decided on a four part series where my dolls will each get a post to share something they love about Christmas and the Holiday season (thus, “tis’ the season” for…! 😉 ) ! Each post will have a certain theme, such as a craft or a photostory.

Tis the Season!

Here’s a quick look ahead at the schedule! (dates are my current plan, but could change)

     Part One, Wednesday, December 13: Caroline, Collection Post

     Part Two, Saturday, December 16 : Clara, Craft Post

     Part Three, Tuesday, December 19: Grace, Recipe Post

     Part Four, Friday, December 22: Julie, Photostory Post

I hope you will enjoy!

 

I’ll hand it over to Caroline, now, for her post in this series!

 


 

Why hello. *waves*

I think we can all agree that Christmas is one of the best times of year. It’s so beautiful and festive, and filled with memories.

So today I’m here to start off this series with one of my favorite things in this season. And you may not expect it…

 

…Sweaters. 🙂 Pullover sweaters.

I love getting to wear my cozy, warm sweaters at this time of year (preferably with a cup of hot tea).

Ahhh. ☺

So today I am going to show you my collection of sweaters. It’s not very large. I’ll save my favorites for last.

 

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First is this pink sweater. I don’t believe I’ve actually worn this one before (oh dear), and that has been fixed in this picture’s very moment. Grace wore it before, though, in this post. She looked nice in it, don’t you think?

 

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These aren’t as winter-y, but here is a tank top sweater.

 

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And another tank top sweater.

 

Next I’ll show you my two favorites. ♥ ☺

 

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This one is my favorite. 🙂 Simple, and the first one Gracie made. And cozy. 

 

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This one Gracie just finished. She wanted to embellish it and enter it into Pixie Faire’s sweater contest… until she realized that, alas, it was due days ago. Though the previous sweater is my favorite, this one may take its place sometime.

Next are some bonus pictures from the photoshoot Gracie took for this post…

Here is Gracie’s family cat, coming to investigate this unusual setup ☺.

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And now are some other extra pictures!

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Gracie is considering this one to be my new profile picture. Thoughts?

 

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Christmas Wallpaper

She made a Christmas wallpaper for her laptop with a photo she got of the tinsel. You are welcome to use it, if you like.

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And here is another way I like to wear these sweaters: with a button-up underneath! Especially with long-sleeved pullovers.

 

And that is all I have to show you today. 🙂

 

Consuelo: “WAAIIT!”

Oh! Hello!

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Consuelo: Look! Look!! I have a sweater too!!

Why, how sweet! But… it looks a little big, don’t you think? Try this one. A tank top, but perhaps a step in the right direction.

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Consuelo: Hmmm, Ok! Yeah this one’s great! 

I’m going to finish off the post now, OK?

Consuelo: Okey Dokey!

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I do hope that you all enjoyed seeing my sweaters–and Consuelo’s as well! ☺ ♥

 

And I also hope that you will come back and enjoy my sisters’ posts coming up soon.

 

Which sweater was your favorite? Are you looking forward to the rest of the series?

 

Farewell and Merry Christmas!! ♥

Caroline

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Cowgirl Caroline

Hello! It’s me, Caroline. 🙂

Today I decided (or, should I say, Gracie decided and I eagerly obliged!) that I would go riding! So I put on a cute cowgirl-themed outfit and went for a ride, while Gracie followed me with her camera… 

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I hope you enjoy these pictures. 🙂

 

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Better pack a light lunch for later 🙂

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All ready; let’s head out!

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Giddy-up!

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Look, there’s a perfect place to stop for lunch!

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We’ll, I suppose we’d better head home now.

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It’s been a lovely afternoon riding you!

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Those are all of them! I had a great time riding. You also may have noticed, that I never used a name with her, because she doesn’t have one yet. I’d love if you’d give us some name suggestions for her! 🙂


 

Hi there! It’s Gracie here!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures of Caroline’s little ride!

Have you ever gone horseback riding? Which picture is your favorite? Do you have any names for the horse?

 

Before you go… Be sure to enter my One-Year Blogiversary Giveaway! All entries are due by Midnight/11:59 p.m. on Friday!! 

Apron Giveaway!

 

Post for you later!

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My Entry for American Girl Fan’s Photo Contest + a Pink and Red Photoshoot

Whew! That was quite a title!

Today I am sharing with you my entry for the Valentine’s photo contest at American Girl Fan. Basically you submit a Valentine’s photo of your doll and are entered for a chance to win a $25 American girl gift card! The last day to enter is the 18th (Saturday).

And with it, I have a little photoshoot of the girls in their Valentine’s attire. 🙂

…Even though… it’s after Valentine’s day… XD

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This first one is my entry  🙂

 

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I hope you enjoyed the shoot!

Which picture was your favorite? Did you do anything for Valentine’s Day?

 

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Winner of the Historical Doll Fashion Show! +BIBPC

 

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Ready to see who won the Historical Doll Fashion Show?

Are you sure you’re ready?

Of course you must be ready!

The winner is…

Caroline in her outfit, Fair Flowers!

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And so, here is a photoshoot I took of her in her winning fashion!

Enjoy!

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I like how the red in the tree compliments her dress. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed!

Which picture was your favorite?

 

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Here lies my second BIBPC entry.

GO TEAM OWL! LET’S DO THIS!

The category is blue.

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Story: So the other day, I had my camera sitting out, and I just wanted to take photos with it! So I took some of various things at my desk, and then ended up on the floor when I took this one of my chair. I thought it looked so pretty, and the pillow has blue in it, so I decided to use it as my BIBPC entry!