It’s already the last week in July, so here’s the last edit for the regular challenge for the summer. But I’m thinking I will post another extra post in August, which is a review month with the option to post or not. This is a really good week to check out the One Four Challenge on Robyn’s blog, Captivate Me, because all four previous weeks are up for review.
I couldn’t stop cropping my image so here’s a few choice selections for this week! Which one is your favorite?
Using the original image as a start, I did the usual adjustments and then I used the sliders in Black and White mode to increase and/or decrease the color influences to maximize the contrast. Then I cropped and tweaked levels to allow in more whites; increased the exposure a tad and decreased the offset slightly.
In Black and White mode, tweaked the color levels
Tweaked exposure levels
Tweaked the Shadows and Highlights
Finally, I pushed the contrast /Brightness levels
Tweaked the highlights and shadows again
Embossed and used that as a bottom layer.
In PS: Torn Edges, adjusted levels, pushed contrast and applied the Cutout filter and cropped.
I placed the first edit above as a base layer and the second edit on top of that. Then applied the Cutout filter again at 6.8.3., adjusted brightness and contrast levels and made a final crop.