Hello once again to the One Four challenge!! Our second week in December 🙂
I’d like to warmly welcome our new players and am looking forward to visiting around all of the blogs. You’ll notice it’s taking me a bit longer to visit now – so many have jumped on board with us all – it’s awesome!!
So looking forward to seeing what your 2nd process looks like this coming week.
Could I please ask everyone to TAG… WP has been having some issues with pingbacks, which means myself and others are unaware of your post – Please TAG with One Four Challenge – thanks so much.
As well as your link, in your own post, would you mind leaving a link on my blog too please – in comments if you could, this way we are aware of everyone’s blog posts. Thank you!
**For those still interested in knowing more about this challenge, you’ll find the ‘how to’ further on in this post. PLEASE READ the details – thanks.
Ok, onto my own image:
When I chose this image, I knew it was going to mean work – fun – but also work, as I hope to make it worthwhile and learn some things along the way. Man O Man, have I done heaps of learning this past week and even still today as I write (Sunday).
I really wanted to isolate the image from the background or completely take it out of the background. That was sooo not to be for me this week, but I will persist 😛
Blah, blah, blah… ok onward 🙂 Here’s my result for this week.
I did lots of experimenting this week and have a few discarded processes in my One Four Challenge folder.
To arrive at the end result for this image, this is what I did:
Contrast and Clarity first. Then I desaturated all the colours except Orange.
In PS, I added a Colour Lookup Adjustment layer of Teal and Orange, then played around with the Sponge tool, saturating and desaturating specific areas.
Then I went looking for ideas and found a tutorial on splitting my image into High and Low Frequency and erased most of the High frequency from the background. I have never done this before and it was really interesting. I wanted to bring the truck forward and I found this worked.
Dodging, burning and cloning.
In CEP4 again, I added a Neutral Density layer @ 23% and then to finish a Photo Plate layer to give and old look to the image, with scratches, aging etc. That’s it.
So here are my 2 processes so far:
..and Now it’s over to you!!
Tell us about your image and what your processes were this week…. I look forward to hearing all about it!
About the challenge and how it works:
This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks. We will all process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week. Process it however you like… and tell us a bit about it. You don’t have to show the original image unless you’d like to. (I’m going to show mine in week 4 along with the 4 variations from the month). Try new things, experiment. Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be. Each week starts again on Monday (Aussie time) and closes off the following Sunday (at the end of the day), so there is a whole week for you to create your post, link up here and tag your post. This is a perpetual challenge. We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month. If there are 5 Mondays in a month – we’ll still only post on 4.Links and Ping backs:
Link your week 2 December post to this week 2 blog post.Tagging for WordPress blogs:
You are also very welcome to leave a comment on this post, with your post link for the week.
Please include the One Four Challenge tag on your post.
By creating this tag on our posts– we will be able to find all WP challenge players in Reader.
If you go into your WordPress Reader and look for Explore TAGS, you can create and enter the tag in this area.
This brings up all posts with the One Four Challenge tag.
Have a fantastic week. Here we go again 😀