One Four Challenge – July Week 2

It’s time again for some photoplay with Robyn. Last week I did not share the original photo I was working with, so here it is:
1resized orig

This week I played and puttered, taking the following steps – as best I recall. There were so many things I tried and dismissed, I’ll not guarantee that my list is precise. I first adjusted levels to lighten the photo (for obvious reasons). Then I copied the original layer, applied the Accented Edges filter, adjusting settings a bit and changed the blending mode to Multiply. Then I applied the Solarized filter, after which I went to the Guided Editing feature of Photoshop Elements and applied the Orton Effect. What I ended up with was this:
July 4 ways orig

Slightly softened umbrellas.

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10 Responses to One Four Challenge – July Week 2

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I still love your umbrellas. Wonderful editing once again.

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    I love the result. Have to say I don’t understand the layers in between. I did poke around my editing program and found out there were lots of things there that I hadn’t realized. I need to learn more.

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  3. lakeafton says:

    I like the softness of the colors. Again I’ve not a clue as to what you did, but I like the results, as always.

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  4. Lynne Ayers says:

    So colourful. And a good improvement on the original.

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  5. Heather says:

    Softened and vibrant – very welcoming.

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  6. loisajay says:

    Whatever you did, you did good! This is very pretty and just as Heather said, ‘vibrant.’ I like it!

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  7. Joanne says:

    It’s amazing the difference a little “tweeking” can make. šŸ™‚

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  8. Robyn G says:

    Once again I really like your processing. Lovely subtle changes!
    Thanks for your description. Will check out the accented edges filter šŸ˜ƒ

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  9. Omg! I love your explanation of how you edited the photo. You are way beyond me with layers, etc. Right now I’m very busy with my new job, but hopefully in the future I will have more time to explore photoshop.

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