Week 4 of the One Four Challenge organised by Robyn of Captivate Me Blog.
This week I went back to week 1 where I used the Radfield Plug-in and using the same image used the Difference blend mode in Photoshop Elements 10 at 100%, which totally changed the colours, mainly to dark blues. I loved what it did to the view inside the window but not the rest so erased the blue from the window frame area only back to the golden yellow. Then I cropped tighter to the view and added a frame from Nik Color EFX Pro. I fiddled a bit with lightening the shadows at the top of the frame but was reasonably happy with the result. I think this is my favourite of the four edits what is yours?
The gallery below has the original image plus the 4 edits.
Week 3 of the One Four Challenge, to learn more about this Challenge go to Robyn’s blog Captivate Me.
Tried a couple of different ideas this week in B&W, then totally changed tack and went with trying to put two images together to create something that wasn’t there. It didn’t work quite the way I wanted it to, limited by technical knowledge 🙂 I have use the Transform Tool in Photoshop before but for some reason I couldn’t get it to work for me this time and had to sort of fudge it which didn’t work too well. The hard edges where second image goes over the first was beyond my capabilities to soften or blend properly. But having spent enough time already on this I’ll post anyway.
Week 2 of the One Four Challenge. See Robyn’s blog Captivate Me for details.
This week I went back to the original and changed it to B&W pushing the sliders in the Basic area of Lightroom until I was happy and then using the radial tool made the lightest left edge line of the window darker. And that was it 🙂 quick and easy.
First One Four Challenge post of the new year. Go to Robyn’s Blog post OneFourChallenge to find out about this great challenge that has us choosing one photo and editing it 4 different ways, once a week for the month. To see everybody elses post for January type One Four Challenge in the Categories search box.
I decided to show my original photo at the beginning this month as I found it helpful when viewing other peoples’ posts to see what they had started with. This is the image straight from camera, just converted to jpg with no tweaks in Lightroom.
Week 1 – I used a free Radfield Plug-In called Bias Relief (using ‘outline’) to make the lines of the image more important after my normal tweaking in the Basic menu of Lightroom (if needed) – blacks, whites, shadows, highlights and clarity. The Plug-In is very easy to use but doesn’t work in Lightroom or Photoshop CC only PS Elements which means taking the image physically to an older computer with that on and working there. It’s the only reason I keep PS Elements 10 now I have both Lightroom and Photoshop, it does beautiful things to the right images particularly flowers, which this isn’t 🙂 but I like the added texture and definition it gives to the window.
Love to hear your comments on my editing of the first week of January.