One Four Challenge: July Week 3

One Four Challenge: July Week 3

One Four Challenge: July Week 3

Last week I took you all back in time so I thought that, for Week 3 of Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge, I’d attempt to take you into the future. Only a couple of months though! Autumn felt just about doable. I started the process with my Week 1 edit and reopened it in Nik Colour Efex Pro. I used Tonal Contrast, Indian Summer, Dark Contrasts, Low Key, Colourise, Grad Fog, Foliage, Grad ND, Polarise, Pro Contrast and Glamour Glow filters, customised to my own liking.

My image now had the general tones and haziness of a cool autumnal morning but needed some extra dimensions. In Photoshop CC I used Greater Than Gatsby actions Garden State Foundation, Cool Greens Brush, Moody Brush, Fog Brush, Amelia Bedelia, Bright Contrast, Forest Vignette, Bright Colourless Burst (top left) and a sunburst Light Overlay. After customising my adjustments with masking layers and blending modes, I merged all and then applied a Hue Adjustment Masking Layer and used a soft Red Paint Brush in Overlay Mode to build up some colour on the apples. Hope you like it!

27 comments on “One Four Challenge: July Week 3

  1. Yep I love it!! You’re so good at this Sarah πŸ˜ƒ
    This really does have an Autumn morning feel – the detail is wonderful and so is the Ray of sunshine! Wonderful!!

    • Yay πŸ˜€ Thanks Robyn! I was nearly stumped as to what to do with it this week but then I started thinking about the apples ripening and autumn just had to be given a go πŸ™‚ It’ll be interesting to see the same view in September/October and see just how different it is.

    • Thanks Jude πŸ™‚ I don’t think it’s in me to do simple, even when it might actually look it! I just love the creation process πŸ™‚ Bringing all the elements together can be such a joy. I did think about enlarging the little apples from the original but felt that they might end up overpowering it all! They’re quite small in the original so I wonder just how large they will be fully ripened.

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