It’s time for the final September edit of Robyn’s One Four Challenge. I can hardly believe it’s week four already – this month has flown by! For this week I wanted to create a soft look of an impressionistic painting for the image.
This week’s edit was actually the first one I created, as soon as I started playing around with the image. Because of this, I’m not 100% certain of all of the steps I took, although I did note down a few of them.
As far as I can remember, this is what I did.
In camera raw:
Reduced shadows and blacks.
Increasde clarity to 100.
Increased vibrancy to 75.
Increased luminance to 100.
Reduced luminance detail to 25.
Added accented edges brush strokes with an edge width of 4, edge brightness of 26 and a smoothness of 3.
Selected and brightened the sea by increasing the saturation.
Added a canvas texture.
Before putting up the post today I’ve had another play around with the image, giving the impressionistic painting a sunset colouring using gradient maps and photo filters. I also slightly darkened the shadows and blacks.
I’d love to know which edit people like best, so please leave your vote on the poll below.
Here all the edits together for comparison:
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