The intent of this challenge is to showcase your skill and gain new skills in editing images while maintaining their photographic properties of the image. There is no right or wrong way. You can edit the image in any program or multiple programs that you have. Again, the intent is to have fun, learn and showcase your skills in photo editing.
Now for the Rules:
1. Other than to compliment someone on their work – keep your commentary to yourself.
2. The same image shown in this challenge, will be the one worked on by everyone.
3. You will have 15 days from the time of this post to post your edit.
4. You can submit multiple edits.
5. No critiquing of other members work.
6. This will be a challenge that takes place about six times a year.
7. You may not add clipart, create a composite or use someone else’s action.
8. You will need to briefly describe what you did in your edit.
9. If you use a texture, LUT, etc in your edit – be sure to credit the author.
10. Do not re-edit someone else’s work.
11. The top edits will be selected, by the person submitting the image, after the deadline for submitting images has passed.
12. Have FUN and LEARN.
If you would like to submit an image for this challenge – please PM me.
Interesting challenge Frank. I hope I have stayed within the bounds of the rules as listed above. So here is what I did
I applied a levels adjustment to create more contrast on the photo. Duplicated the photo and then went to Filter>Artistic>Poster Edges and played with the sliders to get something I liked. Duplicated that layer and applied the screen blend mode. Applied the Poster Edge effect twice more. Merged the two copy layers. Applied the cut out filter from the Filter Gallery > Artistic>Cut Out > again played with the slider till I got something I liked. Applied a gradient adjustment layer with a blend mode of Colour Burn.
1. Camera RAW filter.....adjusted to taste. Straightened and scaled so as to bring edge of track to bottom corner 2. Opened image, duplicated. 3. Opened duplicate in NIK Silver Efex.......used high structure filter 4. Changed blend mode of BW layer to overlay.....50% Added layer mask and filled with black. Used white brush to just apply to trolley 5. Inverted mask to select surrounding area on layer below. 6. Added a Hue Sat. Layer clipped to this layer. Reduced saturation and lightened area around trolley. 7. Added Gaussian blur of 3.4 to desaturated layer. 8. Added a vignette.
9. After adding it to this post it looked too dull. Dup. layer and used screen blend mode at 20%.
Straightened the image and applied a Colour Sketch effect as per a tutorial by Steve Patterson of photoshopessentials.com which can be found Here If you go straight to the second page of this tutorial you can get a condensed version of this tut which is what I used.
Well I'm not sure if this is following the rules but I do like to play around in different software so this is a combination of some initial tone adjustments in Lightroom - opened in Photoshop, a slightly modified Topaz Impression Photo Painting filter applied to a duplicated layer, Lighter Color blend mode. Merged layer given an Urban preset treatment in ON1, cropped and vignetted.
- Applied the Camera Raw Filter. - Straightened and cropped. - Ran the file through ON1 Photo RAW to apply a texture (Effects>Textures>Yellowed Paper Dark). - Ran the file through ON1 Photo RAW to apply a border (Effects>Borders>Courtney). - Applied the Lighting Effects filter (Filter>Render).
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Cropped some off bottom; cloned out the overhead lamp; faux HDR via clarity slider in ACR (2X); converted to B&W (new adj layer, gradient map); faux HDR again (same process..lightly). Somewhere along the way the rectangular marquee tool was used to isolate the four edges part way in; feathered; inversed and darkened a titch. That's about it.
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