Robyn over at captivate me has come up with a cool challenge to edit a picture 4 ways called, One Four Challenge. The idea is that you choose one picture for the month, each week edit the shot differently and share it. At the end of the month you will have four different images. You can read more about the challenge here.
With the One Four Challenge taking a break throughout April. I thought it would be a good to look back and create an Ultimate Edit each week in April of my One Four Challenge images.
February’s image was a top down picture taken the summer before. The debate throughout February’s posts was if the image should be square format of not. I was firmly on the side not to square crop, but I did post images of both crops in the end. The final image of the Challenge was in my opinion the Ultimate edit, so it was interesting preparing this ultimate image post.
I decided I liked the Black and white infrared image from week three and decided to improve this image.
To get this effect I made a copy of the week two’s image and adjusted the highlights a bit and removed the split toning.
I opened the raw file in Photoshop and used guides to divide the image and the pen tool to create 1/8th slice of the image. I duplicated, rotated and flipped the slice to piece the image together, creating a symmetrical image. I then sharpened the image and added a split toning with colour balance.
I think this is a better image than week two as there is more definition in the image and feels much brighter.
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Let me know in the comments what you think of this ultimate edit.
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