We tried this type of challenge last year and had some fun with it. I have posted an image and you are asked to creatively alter it. Remember, your final look should be recognized as coming from my original.
I’ll have Phil attach it to the Musings so you should have a good size to work with. Take notes on what you did to your tweak and send them along with your finished image (sized correctly) to me.
Here is the image you will be tweaking. . .
And, the tweaks are off and running. . .
1. Joe’s “Enriched Sunflower“
– Processed for white balance, lens correction and basic tweaks
– Selected the sunflower, inverted the selection and then desaturated the background
– NIK Plug-ins
– Passed through to get to NIK Plug-ins
– In Viveza to enhance the colors
– In Color Efex Pro IV to extract more of the details
– In Silver Efex Peo 2 for a final color enhancement
2. Ed E.’s “Sunflower Rendition“
– Used “Crop Overlay” to eliminate some of the background on bottom of photo
– Used “Spot Removal” to eliminate hot spot on lower right of photo
In Perfect Photo Suite 8
– Added “Light Leak” filter
– Added vignette
3. Ellen’s “Pencil Sketch“
– Used “pencil sketch”, and “graduated tint”.
4. Ruth’s “Sun Painting on the Wall“
– Selected the flower and cut it out.
– Used the oil painting filter in photoshop on the flower and layered it on an image of a painted wall to make it look like it was painted there
5. Mariann’s “How Sunflowers Are Made!“
In PS Elements:
– I started with a new canvas, painted it and added a lens flare,
– After that it was a series of cut and paste – simple
6. Deedee’s “Oil Painterly Sunflower“
In PS CC
– Added a layer and used Blur Filter
– Added another layer and used Oil Paint Filter
– Cropped it
– Added layer mask to bring back focused green underside
– Increased clarity, vibrance and then adjusted orange, yellow, and green sliders.
7. Rich’s “Fabric-backed Sunflower“
– used selection tool to select just the flower and stem
– deleted background
– rotated flower to a pleasing angle
– cloned in additional stem
– cropped image
– went into Nik Color Effects and used detail enhancer to bring out the details in the stem and petal
– used color contrast to both darken the yellow and extend its range into the oranges – saved
– back in CS6 added a background of blue painted cement which I then placed under the sunflower layer
– added a background of canvas
– went back and activated the cement layer and created a mask and revealed some of the canvas around the edges
– went back and activated the sunflower layer and duplicated that layer
– used the oil paint filter and created an oil paint version of the flower
– went back to original sunflower layer and created a mask and revealed the stem and green back as the oil painted section.
– saved and flattened image resized and formatted
8. Jac’s “Sunflower with a Twist“
In Picture Window Pro
– cropped picture
– Transformation — Special Effects — Edge
– Transformation — Special Effects — Spiral
– Transformation — Composite 2nd inside of 1st and minimized
9. Marian’s “Kaleidoscopic Sunflower“
In Picture Window 32
– used special effects-kaleidoscope 12
– edge method-lapacian
– color space-HSV
10. Pat I.’s “Framed Sunflowers”
In Photoshop Elements
– Made several layers with a wet glass filter applied
– Manipulated size and orientation of sunflower in each layer.
– Added the window frame as the top layer