Hello hello and welcome to week 3! Wow, March is flying by..
What sort of week have you had? Hope it’s been a good one and that you’ve had a challenging week deciding what to do for week 3 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you’ve done. Mine has certainly been a challenging one, trying different things for this week’s edition!
Reminder: April will not be a usual challenge month, but instead a review month and I think it’s going to be fun looking back.
Please keep tagging your post with One Four Challenge, so we can view your posts in Reader… and link up here too – leaving your post link in comments!
If you are on another blogging platform, please leave a link in a comment on this post, so we can find you! It’s great to have everyone joining in and to see what everyone is doing.
Review month for April
Just a repeat from last week’s post about our upcoming review month in April (not a challenge month).
April is going to be a review month for the One Four Challenge – and not our usual editing posts. Play along if you can. It will be so good to look back at our work. You could even start planning your post/s now if you want – what and how you will share – Read all about it here!
Phew… I’ve tried many things this week and it took me ages to decide what I liked. I finally settled on this soft ethereal approach. Somehow this flower keeps taking me in that direction.
– Please click for a larger, sharper view
To achieve this look, I started with the base image again from last week.
- I went back to Topaz again and this time to Restyle, to change the colour of the flower from yellow to pink. I tried doing this in PS with Hues, but I preferred the ‘full’ result in Restyle.
- Back out to PS – a Shadow/Highlights adjustment and a Crop.
- Added a BW layer at 50% opacity
- Next I added an Action (layer) from the Coffee Shop blog named Rosy Light (this added a radial gradient of yellow, pink and purple). Blend mode – Luminosity at 56%.
- Repeat Rosy Light Action with Blend mode – Screen at 40% and masked out centre to bring back detail.
That’s it for this week and it really did take a while to get here. I didn’t want solid detail in this image. Once again, I was going for a softness with an ethereal feel.
Kind thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated!
Wonder what you’ve done again this week? Looking forward to them all 🙂
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 ongoing 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. Please TAG with One Four Challenge – thanks so much. As well as a link (to my blog post) in your own post – would you mind leaving your post link on my blog post too please – in comments if you could – this way we are aware of everyone’s blog posts. Thank you!
Remember one more week after this and then our review month in April 🙂 Have a great week!