I can’t believe it’s almost the year anniversary for the One Photo Focus challenge. My how time flies when you’re having fun, eh? For those of you who don’t know this challenge, it consists of everyone editing the same photo taken by one person. Below you’ll find my image as well as the original image provided by Julie Powell. Please do check out Stacy’s blog when you have time to see everyone’s submissions. It’s always fun to see everyone’s edits!
It seems everyone is doing textures these days. While it’s not something I usually do in this way, I thought I’d give it a whirl; and since I’m enjoying our cool fall weather, I went for an autumn look. I have to say that this was the hardest image for me to edit all year (thanks for that Julie! lol), but I truly appreciate the challenge because it pushes me to try and learn new things!
- Purchased some textures for my library.
- Opened the flower image in Photoshop and added two different textures as layers above the flower. One texture was autumn texture and the other was a paint stroke texture.
- Cropped and extended the image to the right.
- Added a mask to reveal more of the flower with varying opacities of a brush.
- Added three different leaves as three layers and applied various blending modes and opacities.
- Added a curve to the image.
- Added a level mask to the flower to bring out the white in the flower.
- Applied a few filters via Nik Efex Color Pro to the entire image
- Added some light onto the upper right corner of the image.
- Used the liquify tool to pull the upper left portion of the flower petals up and away to add better proportion to the image.
- Added some sharpening.