Hello everyone! I’m pretty excited writing this post, the 4th and last of the One Four Challenge for February. It’s been a great month. As the One Four is now a Quarterly challenge, the next time we meet on the blogs will be the 2nd May, so please write that on your calendar.
** Reminder: The challenge is running on the blog for Feb, May, Aug and Nov only this year…and in the Flickr group all year. Please make sure you read the changes below for the One Four and that you’re up to date with how we’re doing things this year..
How it works: 4 times on the blog this year…and running simultaneously on Flickr in the new One Four Challenge 2016 Flickr group… for every month of the year in 2016. Don’t be shy about adding your images to the group – jump on in and say hi! 😀
You can read all about it by clicking on the One Four Challenge page in the menu above or click here
Please do what suits you best and join in however and whenever you can.
Tags: Our tags for this year, wherever you post are #onefourchallenge and #onefour2016
About the challenge and how it works:
- This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks OR taking 4 versions of an image at the time of shooting (eg. different settings, lens etc.)
- 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.
- Try new things, experiment. Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be. All skill levels are welcome.
- Links to my blog are welcome.
For this last week, I decided to go with another textured version. The first thing I did was go back to iColorama and combined edits with the Stackables app. Once I found something I was pretty happy with, I decided to recreate this in Photoshop as best I could.
Combined App Image:
I’m not too sure what my steps were for the Combined App image – using the week 2 image as my base, I played until I found something I liked. Once again though, the device screen is not calibrated and when I moved it to my computer I was shocked at how BLUE! it really was. So the App version shown here has been de-saturated, brightness has been lowered and I added a small amount of contrast.
The PS layers Image:
For this image, I started with the original file (shown below) and added a small amount of contrast and 4 different texture layers (paint and paper), changing the blending modes and brushing out what I didn’t want or need. I did try a halftone layer (fine dots) but it wasn’t right with this one.
I then added the text layer.
At the finish, I’m happy with this one. I do not love blue, but I do love teals and turquoises, so I like the direction this took. It’s quite a large file, so I’m going to make it available as Canvas and Metal prints. I think this will suit 😀
I look forward to hearing your thoughts once again.
This is how February finished for me… a fun month I must say. Such a ‘still’ image – one I enjoyed giving some life.
Do you have a favourite from my images this month? I’d love to hear if you do. I’m not going to include a poll, but please let me know in comments 🙂 Which one is my favourite? I think it’s actually week 3.
Now over to you again and I’m very much looking forward to seeing your next edition and how you finished February too.
Remember, we meet again on the blogs in May!! Hope you’ve had an enjoyable month 🙂