One-Four Challenge: July Week Three

It’s time for week three of Robyn’s One-Four Challenge for July.

Week Three Edit
Week Three Edit

For this week’s edit I began with last week’s black and white image and using Photoshop Elements 13 added a pen and ink filter. I shifted the levels slightly to bring out more detail in the boat but then found I was left with a very flat and bright area of sky. To counter this I added a slight sepia filter and then opened the image in FotoSketcher where I added texture and old paper defects using the vintage photo settings. I had to be quite careful here in the positioning of the sliders so as not to change anything else in the picture! I then opened the image in Camera Raw where I increased the clarity. To finish off I reopened it in Photoshop where I used the clone tool on a very low opacity in order to lighten the area of the vignette in the top left hand corner which had become incredibly dark through all of the previous changes.

Hopefully I’ve created a picture that looks like an old pen and ink sketch.

Here’s the original image and week one edit for comparison:




29 thoughts on “One-Four Challenge: July Week Three

    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed creating this one. 😀
      Just thought I’d let you know that I couldn’t post a gallery for June’s Changing Seasons – in transferring everything over to my new laptop I seem to have lost the folder holding all the pictures ! I thought I’d backed it up on my external hard-drive but if I have it’s hiding somewhere inside another folder. :S I will be back for July. 😀


      1. No problem! I actually messed up June myself and accidentally posted photos that were shot in the the first days of July 🙂 I only discovered it some days after I’d posted them! Hehe.

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  1. Don’t know how I missed your first two weeks but, actually, I like this week’s the best. It almost looks like a direct progression from sooc, to color corrected, to b & w, to filters and Fotosketcher. Can’t wait to see what you’ll finish with. I still have no idea where I’m going.

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  2. Louise! I love this. You have come so far with your editing 🙂 I am so happy to read all the different ways to manipulated this image to get such a lovely effect. It is such a solid edit and has that old-time pen and ink feel like you were going for. Huge high-five.

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    1. Thank you, Carrie! Sometimes I don’t realise just how much I’ve learnt since I first joined in with the one-four challenge – I still look at what everyone else produces and feel rather inadequate! I’m very glad you like the edit. I really enjoyed creating it. 🙂


      1. Yes, I agree…hard to compare with others (I try hard to keep myself from doing this but fail often). But looking at your work on the whole there is real improvement and you are seeing a vision before you get there which is such a great thing too! I of course don’t know much, just feel happy to see your growth, it makes me see the growth in my own journey as well! Thank you!!


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