I thought it was about time to give it a try again on someone else's photo.
This was shot at a senior session by Angie Arthur.
I have the original photo on top, and my edit on the bottom.
The challenge was to fix the blown out sky, so my fix took me to my texture files.
I first used a preset with ACR, then went to PS for the texture editing.
I used a cloud overlay from Susan Gary. She has a complete texture set available for purchase.
Then I applied several textures from Jessica Drossin. These ones I can't live without!!! I believe I used "space, merger, and paradise". That's pretty much it, except for a bit of a vignette. All done with CS3.