Week Four. One Four Challenge (September).

Welcome to Week Four of September’s One Four Challenge! For this week, I decided to play with the “drawing” look a bit more.

Ironically, I was not actually trying for this particular look again. I was merely sliding levers and pushing buttons until I liked what I saw. After a few minutes, I wound up with something I liked, which was somewhat similar to another drawing effect I did recently.

Sept Week 4

To get this, I started in raw with the original photo. I desaturated the photo about fifty percent and bumped up the details and contrast about the same. This made the photo look pale and grainy.

After that, I opened the photo as a JPEG in Photoshop CS5. From there I adjusted the cyan colors in the selective color tab, which is under image and then adjustments. I slid the cyan lever down while tweaking the magenta and yellow until the painted bar on the boat looked almost lavender.

From there, I added the poster edges options from the filter gallery. This gave it a grainy drawing look that I liked. But it needed a bit more, or a bit less actually. Therefore, I desaturated it a bit more and boosted the contrast. Those were the main steps that I remember anyway.

What do you think? What would you try differently? Feel free to comment or make suggestions.

As a reminder, here are the other edits from the month.

And for those of you who may be interested, here are a few other views of the old boat on the corner block in the fishing village.

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8 thoughts on “Week Four. One Four Challenge (September).

  1. I really like this version! The grittiness is wonderful and not cartoony looking.
    Nicely done and I think perhaps my favourite of the month.
    Love seeing the boat from a different point of view too. That screams to be photographed 😀

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    1. It did scream to be photographed. And once on the screen, it had some many options of edits. Some I am sure I have not even thought of! Thanks! I thought the grittiness worked well in this edit too.


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