Here’s my third edit for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge.
With a wary gaze she watches the world as her companion sleeps in blissful oblivion.
For this week’s edit I had two things I knew I wanted to do. The first was to crop it in some way; the second was make it into a black and white image. All edits were done using Photoshop Elements 13.
I spent quite some time trying out different crops – first I trimmed off the top but I found the image to be too long and thin, next I cropped to the two ponies on the right but the whole balance felt wrong. I finally settled on the crop you now see.
Next I used a gradient filter to transfer the image into black and white. To create the effect I wanted I shifted the midpoint towards the darker end of the slider and moved the black stop to location 22.
I finished off by using the healing brush to remove the tip of the third horses tail, a couple of dandelion seed pods from in front of the white pony and a few dark areas in the top section of the image.
Here’s the original and previous edits for comparison:
If anyone has any suggestions for next week’s edit please let me know. I tried to download Gimp last week but unfortunately my dinosaur of a computer quite clearly said ‘no’ to that, so I’m still limited to Photoshop Elements and any free online photo-editing programs.