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