Christmas Cookies

Merry Christmas! One of our other traditions of the holiday season is baking and decorating sugar cookies. The year this picture was taken, we made SO many! We had enough to give some to our mail carrier, the trash guys, the firemen down the street, and various friends in the neighborhood.

Lots of sugar cookies being decorated with royal icing. Not So SAHM
Christmas cookies – ProjectEdit365 – 25 Dec

This year the cookies were a bust. We’ve moved down to Miami, and maybe it’s the change in humidity, but the cookies couldn’t hold their shape and my icing was too runny. They still tasted yummy though!

The original was just a plain picture. I lowered the contrast and clarity and increased the vibrance. I used an adjustment brush to decrease the saturation of the red Santa hat. I then played around with the tone curve and the split toning until I liked the look. I ended by adding a small vignette. Here’s the original:


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