The best thing about getting digital copies from the photograph is that it gives me a good excuse to finally learn some neat tricks in Photoshop.
I saw this post on WeddingBee by Miss Gloss a few months back about Photoshop actions and knew I wanted to try them out. The actions are avialable for free download from The Pioneer Woman here and here.
It took me a little bit of searching on the internet to figure out how to load and run the actions into photoshop but for the most part they are really easy to use. When each action is run a dozen or so windows pop up where you can change the options. Since I am a "beginner" with this program and didn't really know what they were I just went with the defaults and waited to see what happened. As The Pioneer Woman states not all actions will look good with every type of photo but I think things turned out pretty well and I am excited to continue playing around.
Here are some examples of what I did. The original photo:
Soft and Faded