Last June I wrote a short tutorial on how to make a bad photo look good. The subject matter was a photo I took of my one-month-old baby girl. Since then I’m still using the same cheap camera and still need to do a fair amount of Photoshop work to get a result I’m happy with.
Also, my wife and I continued to take a photo of our daughter for each month of her first year. The process included some consistent elements across all months:
- A baby
- A mattress with a chevron-patterned sheet
- A sock monkey for the baby to hold
- Current height and weight
As part of the photo editing process, each month I used Photoshop to edit the color of the background sheet. Some months turned out great, a couple turned out a bit rough (usually due to poor lighting), but overall we ended up with a fun visual overview of our child’s first year.