One Four Challenge – July Week 4

Here it is already, week four of July! Not sure how that happened, but Robyn has posted the final challenge for this month, so here’s mine:

Week 4

This week I first adjusted levels again, then flipped the file upside down. I copied the layer, applied the Sprayed Strokes filter, changed the blending mode to dissolve, then copied that layer, stoked the center of the layer with a special effects brush, added a fill layer using white and adjusted the opacity. I then applied a white vignette. I was trying to give the effect of looking out an upper story window that was fogged up and had been wiped slightly in the center. Not sure I really got what I wanted, but this is what came out.

To recap, the original:
1resized orig

Week 1:
July 4 ways orig_edited-1

Week 2:
July 4 ways orig

Week 3:
4 ways wk 3

And, once again, Week 4:
Week 4

I don’t know how to add a poll – will have to investigate that – but feel free to state your preference in the comments.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 2 dogs, 1 cat, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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16 Responses to One Four Challenge – July Week 4

  1. lakeafton says:

    I like the misty feel of this one.

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  2. Carol β€” I like them all, but photo #3 (the third one from the top) is my absolute favorite.

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  3. Robin says:

    I like them all, including the original. πŸ™‚

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  4. loisajay says:

    I am mesmerized by your talent but I am going with week 2. They look really soft yet vibrant. If that makes any sense at all.

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  5. Joanne says:

    I love the misted window effect you have added to the last one Carol, and keep on thinking “Mary Poppins”! πŸ˜€

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  6. Robyn G says:

    I think your fogged up window effect works so well. I feel like I am looking through that foggy, wiped window pane. Clever.
    Love your different thoughts and approaches!
    Weeks 1 and 2 are my favourites. Love those rich inviting cheery colours!

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  7. Your alterations sound very fun and experimental. Thanks for sharing your steps in the process.

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  8. I like them all, but if I have to pick one, it is Week 2. πŸ™‚

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