The one four challenge is where you take one picture and over a month each week edit the picture in a different way. At the end of the month you have four different images and four different interpretations of the image. You can read more about the challenge here.
The forth Monday of June is here bringing us the final part in this month’s One Four Challenge. This month’s image has been great to play with, especially with all the textures in the picture. The image is one of memory, things forgotten and loneliness.
For the final image I wanted to create a picture with a bit more air. I decided to play around with creating a double exposure. I hit on the idea of using an image of the area around where I found this chair and merge the two together to add another dimension to the image and bring a bit more contrast to the image.
To create the double exposure look I opened the chair image first and used the pen tool to select the chair. I then added the church picture on a new layer above and used the selection (of the chair) to create a layer mask and then set the church layer’s blending to screen. I unlinked the church layer from the mask to reposition it and then used a brush on the mask to remove any hard edges for the edge of the church image.
I toned the image by increasing the saturation and contrast on new adjustment layers. I created a black vignette to burn in the edges and used a brush set to overlay and white to create a hotspot and dodge the chair. I cropped the image to fit the new composition and selectively sharpened the chair.
I would love to know what you think and any comments you have. Also which one do like the best?
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