Week Four of the One Four Challenge is always the hardest. After editing one photograph three times already, I am usually thinking…what can I do now. So, for this month, I thought I would make an “arty” edit.
Inside of starting with the original this week, I started with Week Three’s edit.
Next, I opened up the filter gallery in Photoshop CS5 to see where I could go. First, I started with the Paint Daubs filter, which I seem to really like and use often. I particularly like the Sparkle option under that filter. If you look at the screen shot, you can see the the brush size, sharpness and brush type can be adjusted individually.
To add another filter layer, all you have to do is click on the box that is to the left of the trash can icon. (See the bottom right of the screen shot.) The next filter I addd was the Smudge Stick Filter. The shot below is how that filter looked on the tomato picture when NOT combined with the previous Paint Daubs Filter.
For more effect, I added one more filter to the photo. This time, I added the Rough Pastel Filter. The shot below is what that filter looks like when NOT combined with either of the two previous filters. Again, like the other filters, Rough Pastels has some options to tweak. You can control the stroke length and detail and a variety of texture options.
To see each individual filter, you simply turn off the other filter layers by clicking the eye icon that is to the left of the filter layer name. (See middle right of the screen shot above.)
For this edit, I have three filters merged onto one photo. This is where the option of seeing the filters together is nice. Below are a series of shots where only two of the three filters are visible. You can click them on and off and tweak each filter until you get the result you desire.
In this shot, the Smudge Stick and Rough Pastel filters are visible.
In this shot, the Rough Pastels and the Paint Daubs are on the photo.
In this shot, the Smudge Stick and Paint Daubs filters are visible, but the Rough Pastels is turned off.
I played around with these to see which filters I liked together and their settings. The shots above are the ones I decided on though. But, perhaps you want to change one of the filters. You can do that very easily. All you have to do is click on the filter layer you want to change. It will be highlighted in dark gray, like the shot above shows Paint Daubs is selected (with the Smudge Stick filter showing too since the eye icon is show). While that filter is selected, you can just go to the filter option boxes, and pick another one. The one you select will replace the filter you have open to edit (the grayed layer).
If you want to delete one of the layers completely, you just click the trash can icon. (See the screen shots above that show it in the bottom right corner.)
After all of that playing, I decided to intensify the colors. Therefore I opened up the Hue/Saturation Tool and made things a bit more dramatic.
The result of all of that was more of an artsy look than the weeks before.
What do you think? Is there an option that you would have avoided? Or, are there two filters that you liked merged together without the third?
Since this is week four, I will also layout the previous weeks. Look below and decide which edit do you prefer the most?
Don’t forget to check out Nic’s Week Four post too. She has been host the challenge for Robyn this month and doing a great job!