One Four Challenge: May – Week 2

Sky added

I don’t know where the time goes.  It is time for week 2 of May’s photo for Robyn’s challenge over at Captivate Me.

I have only done a simple edit this week.  I have a Dummies guide to Photoshop CC so was doing some reading about selecting colours.  So with this knowledge I deleted the background and added a new sky with clouds.   I do think it brings out the apples a bit more.

Tell me what you think about this week.  I am open to some constructive criticism.  I would love some advice on what to do next, just for me to learn new techniques.

Apples - increase clarity, alter exposure (1 of 1)

https://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/one-four-challenge-may-week-2/

https://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/one-four-challenge-for-may-cottage-life-week-2/

One Four Challenge ~ #2

https://aperture64.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/one-four-challenge-hanging-blossom-monochrome/

One Four Challenge – May Week 2

Walt Disney Concert Hall – week 2

Thanks for visiting and I will catch up with your blogs later.

Copyright Raewyn Forbes

One Four Challenge: Review Month

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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

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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