One Four Challenge – March Week 1…

A new month a new image.  I spent entirely too much time on this image!  Ugh.  I wanted to make an image of my logo wrap around the cup, but after hours of work and trying every warp and distort tool I could find in GIMP, I finally found out online that a new tool will be out in the next version.  So until that new version comes out, I made that one edit in Photoshop.

Basically, I changed the contents of the cup from tea to ‘coffee with cream’, and the writing on the mug. 🙂

I did my usual raw edits in UFRaw, then some more edits in GIMP, the word-wrap in Photoshop, then back in GIMP for the final touches…


Kind thoughts and comments are welcome!

I have joined a month-long photo post-processing challenge called One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn at Captivate Me. “This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.” Every Monday Robyn posts a new version of her photo and challenges us to do the same each week.

Come back Wednesday for the tutorial, until then, here’s a sneak peek…


Until next time…

20 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – March Week 1…

    • Thanks, Turtle Moon! I just published a tutorial for the removal of the lettering on the side of the mug and the contents of the mug. I’ll write a separate tutorial for the warping of the image on the side of the mug later.

  1. This is another fun and experimental image from you Nic 🙂
    I love that you say most months, you’ve spent too much time – I bet that’s true for many of us!
    This is a huge change from the original. Nice work!

    • Thanks, Robyn! I try to learn each month and then share what I’ve learned. I didn’t know how to ‘transform’ (warp, distort) in GIMP so I tried everything I could find, and while all of them could be used for other situations, none worked for creating the curved image around the cup. I knew how to do it in Photoshop, so eventually I just brought the image into PS for that one thing.
      I also learned how to manipulate the bezier path pen ( I knew how to do it in Illustrator, so it helped for me to translate to another program). Bezier curves can work wonders, but can be super frustrating until you figure out how it all works.
      It was definitely a day of learning! 😀 So it did take *hours*, but I learned a lot, so it was worth it. And the best compliment I could possibly get is that the image doesn’t look like I’ve done anything at all, right? So I worked on it until I thought it look natural-ish.

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