One Four Challenge – June Week 4 – Girl on the Beach

It’s now week 4 of Robyn’s One Four Challenge. My Girl on The Beach this week is a pastel version:
After I opened and cropped the original in Photoshop Elements, I lightened shadows, duplicated that original layer, then applied the paint daubs filter, setting the blend mode to soft light at 66% opacity. I duplicated that paint daubs layer, applied the rough pastels filter on sandstone, and set the blending mode to hard light. I then repeated the last steps (duplicated, rough pastels, etc.) and this version emerged.

To summarize, since this is week 4, following are the original photo as well as each week’s versions:


Week 1:

Week 2:

Week 3:
smudge wk 3

and Week 4:

Which one do you prefer?

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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17 Responses to One Four Challenge – June Week 4 – Girl on the Beach

  1. suzicate says:

    I love all the exciting alterations that can be made with photos these days!

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    I think I like week 1 the best. Gives me a washed out beach feel. 😀

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  3. Heather says:

    These are all very interesting treatments, but I think I prefer week 2. It’s such a total transformation that I would believe you had painted it – no photograph involved.

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  4. lakeafton says:

    I think I like week 2 best. I like the haziness of it.

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  5. loisajay says:

    All wonderful but I am going with week 2. Looks like a sandstorm…really pretty.

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  6. Carol — And while they’re all terrific, I’m particularly drawn to Week 1.

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  7. kirsten says:

    Great edit this week! Week 2 is my favorite. It has almost a dreamy feel to it!

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  8. Robin says:

    Gosh, it’s hard to pick one. I like them all, but week 2 really draws me in. 🙂

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  9. Robyn G says:

    Hi Carol, its good to see all of your editions together. I hope you’ve really enjoyed the challenge 😃
    Week 4 is my pick for the month. There’s something 3D about it that I really like..and the colour 😃😃

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  10. Dawn says:

    I like week 4 the best. Really cool. I have no idea how to do any of those things you describe! Nice work!

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  12. Lynne Ayers says:

    Hi Carol. My favourites are weeks 1 and 2 with week 1 edging ahead.


  13. jay53 says:

    I like week one, the posterised version! I also like week two’s dreamy look.

    I meant to join in with this one, but never settled on a photo to use.


  14. Joanne says:

    Aren’t you clever! I think I like week 4 the best, it looks like a painting, in fact that’s what I thought it was at first! 🙂

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