Here’s my May, week four edit for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge.
I spent most of this week playing around with an idea for this edit that I just could not get to work! I wanted to add a bright light coming through the crack in the door. Unfortunately I eventually had to abandon it as beyond my current skill set. I just couldn’t get the shadows and highlights in the correct places. Ah well. Maybe I can try something similar in a month or two…
After giving up on that idea I started thinking about the artistic filters. After trying out several dozen different combinations I eventually landed on this.
I began by creating a duplicate layer that I ran through the rough pastel filter, with medium stroke length and low detail. I then created another background duplicate that I layered over the first with a low opacity, allowing the previous one to show through. This layer I ran through the pen and ink filter, with medium detail and a slight fill of rusty red. I then lowered the overall saturation by a few notches, completely decreased the contrast and increased the levels of the shadows. I finished off by cropping.
As it’s week four its time to include a poll. I’d love to know which edit people liked best.
Here are all of the edits together for comparison: