Experimenting in Photoshop

I have been lucky enough to get a hold of the new Photoshop Elements thanks to my beautiful mum, Kris.  So I have been having a bit of a play around with some of the new features.  I am not clever enough to use the full version, but I find that Elements works well for me.

This is a photograph I took of Ellie a few weeks ago when she decided to rug up in her scarf and beanie.  Of course I am totally biased about my children, but I think she looks cute as a button!

With regard to the editing, I have used the ‘unsharp mask’ on her eyes, used ‘smart blur’ to soften the rest of the image and then converted it to sepia with some vignetting.  I really like the ‘actions’ features and would like to have more of a play with those too.  Let me know what you think, any suggestions or feedback regarding my photoshopping would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for stopping by