At the beginning of the month, the AB Friday Forum becomes a One Photo Focus, which means that we all make edits to the same photo. This month’s photo is from Loré Dombaj at Snow’s Fissures and Fractures.
Once I saw the statue in the photo I knew I wanted to focus in on that and do something artsy with it. I tried a few things, but in the end I liked the idea of making it look like it had been drawn and then shaded with greys. I made all my edits in GIMP*.
Here’s my version (click to enlarge)…
Here’s the original…
Kind thoughts and comments are welcome!
Go find out what everyone else did to this image here.
Every Friday Stacy showcases after/before photos we’ve submitted. Then, if we choose, we can tell how we did it on our own blogs.
On the first Friday of the month, we are all invited to post-process the same image, which Stacy has dubbed, One Photo Focus.
1. First I straightend the photo, then I cropped it.
2. Next I increased the saturation so that the leaves would be more distinct when I changed it to black & white.
3. Then I used the G’MIC plug-in for GIMP and ran the Ink Wash filter [Filters->G’MIC->Black & white->Ink Wash].
4. And lastly, I used the G’MIC plug-in for GIMP and ran the Dream Smoothing filter [Filters->G’MIC->Artistic->Dream Smoothing].
Until next time…
* GIMP is Open Source software that is available for all platforms (Linux, Mac, and Windows), it is a photo editor that does many (if not all) of the things you can do in Photoshop. You can download it for free here. The GIMP online manual can be found here.
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