One-to-Three November


Every month Kate holds a photo challenge called One-to-Three, where you pick and image and make three different edits of that photograph.

A photograph of a vase of flowers

The other morning, as I returned from the 5.30am train jaunt, I came into my lounge and took an image of a vase of flowers I have standing on my fireplace mantel. In Lightroom, I darked the background and highlighted the artificial peony flowers.

However, for Kate’s I know I wanted do powder paint-effects for my edits.

A photograph of a vase of flowers with Powder Paint Effect

In the image above I added the powder paint effect by using clipping masks and changing the colour of the background of the image. I then added three layers of different coloured powder paint brush layers.

Once I was happy with the image in Photoshop it was back to Lightroom to create a further two edits of this powder paint using Presets I have in Lightroom and adjusting the intensity of the preset and a few alterations to the basic sliders.

To do this I created virtual copies.

A photograph of a vase of flowers with Powder Paint Effect

My first edit is a preset I have called experimental dreams. All I did for this image was lowered the intensity of the preset and nothing more.

A photograph of a vase of flowers with Powder Paint Effect

For the above image my first step was to use another Preset I have called Bleak Mountain (Lighter), updated one of the radial filters, with a simple adjustment, then I updated another of the radial presets, before adding another Preset, I have called Brandenburg. I lowered the amount of that preset 34 and then added a final Preset called Daisy, which gave me the golden tone on the vase and flower.

Gallery of all images

Kate’s challenge is fun … there are not any hard-fast rules to the challenge, just pure fun. And even if you don’t blog you can of course share your creations via Instagram using Kate’s tag of #tsc_1to3.

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19 responses to “One-to-Three November”

  1. These are lovely. But, typically for me, I like the original best.

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    1. I think I prefer the dreamy looking one

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  2. All lovely – my favourite is the one you call experimental dreams. And unlike Margaret, I like the original least!

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  3. Thank you… The more I look at the original the more I don’t like it at all. 🀣🀣

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  4. That’s very beautiful, Bren, I thought it was snow and a snowball at first!

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    1. They do look like snow balls, don’t they? 🀣🀣🀣

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      1. Yes, at first glance. Oops. ☺️

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        1. πŸ€£πŸ€£β„οΈβ„οΈ

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  5. These are so beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful and creative!

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  7. It’s always fun to put one’s own interpretation on a photograph that takes it from the “realistic” to the artistic. (Not that photographs without modifications are not art.)

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    1. I just love playing around at times… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  8. Wow Bren! The edits are fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Aletta xx

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