One Four Challenge: Review Month

onefourchallenge

This is a great challenge to learn or stretch our editing muscles for our images.  This challenge is hosted by Robyn over at

https://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/one-four-challenge-april-review/.

I had some successes over the past few months that I have participated in this challenge:

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November’s photo

original (640x485)

December’s photo

 

Week 4
Week 4

February’s image

Week 1
Week 1

But  this last image was a big failure.  It was taken during the golden hour in the evening but it was a bit windy which meant that the shutter speed wasn’t enough to really freeze it.  I gave up in the 4th week as I was having major problems with my computer.  So this week I backed up all my photos to an external hard drive and deleted a lot of photos.  This really did lighten the load for my poor computer.  Which also meant it didn’t mind me using Photoshop again.

So after spending several hours on this final image I came up with this.

Final Image for March

I ended up using one of the preset filters – a sketch filter to outline the thistles and played around with layers.  I did go and find some free textured papers for the grunge look.

So what have I learnt with this.  You do need to have a good image to start with.  I think my most successful month was the dandelion image.  That did have a lot more potential. I found with this last month the black and white edit seemed to be the end of the road.  Which is why for this last edit I just went a bit abstract.

Let me know what you think of my first real edit with Photoshop CC.

I have managed to do these tags but they were just basically background papers, stamps and text boxes.  Plus I played around a bit with text styles.

Thanks for visiting,

Copyright Raewyn Forbes

 

 

9 thoughts on “One Four Challenge: Review Month”

  1. Raewyn, Im sorry you’ve had such hassles with your computer. Hope its much better now. Ive had to do the same not so long ago, due to too much on the hard drive.
    I love the way you’ve really thought outside the square on this one. Its my absolute fave for your March images and it shows very successfully that with thought and creativity lots of things are possible. Great work!! 😃😃

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    1. Thanks Robyn, it took me hours working things out. I just didn’t know where to take the image. So in the end I just went for the crazy side and then downloaded some free textured papers and went from there. Still it taught me a lot about Photoshop.

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