One-Four Challenge: September Week Four

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.

Week Four Edit
Week Four Edit

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.

In photoshop:
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.

In FotoSketcher:
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.  

Week Four Sunset
Week Four Sunset

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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16 thoughts on “One-Four Challenge: September Week Four

    1. I’d been playing around with sunset effects a few weeks ago and then forgot all about it. I was practically ready to post today when I decided to try it on this week’s edit! I’m glad you like it, Sabina. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. 🙂 That was very much a last minute addition. I’d been playing around with the sunset colours earlier in the month and then forgot about it! I’m glad you like it.

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  1. Oh boy, I couldn’t choose this week (though I voted for week 3 because I like B&W and it was a bit different). You did a great job this month 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Ali. This picture was quite a versatile one to play around with – which I find amazing when considering I’d left it sat in a folder for years, dismissed as being no good! The black and white was my mum’s favourite, as well. She liked the detail in the rocks. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Robyn. I’m glad you like it. 🙂 I was all ready to post yesterday when I decided to have another play around with the image! I’ve been thinking that I might revisit the picture during the review month with a sunset in a more detailed, less painterly version.


  2. I wanted to reach out and touch the canvas texture on my screen 🙂 I like both versions here but the warmer one with the purple sunset sky appeals the most 🙂


  3. The watercolour effect makes the cliffs look nearly liquified – What a different result. The sunset version is what I lean towards this week… But my favourite goes for your week 3 interpretation.

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    1. I was quite amazed by how many different versions I could make out of the image this month. Week three’s monochrome seems to have been quite popular. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.


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