One Four Challenge – July

I know July hasn’t even finished yet and the One Four Challenge is still currently on Flickr, but I thought I would share the wondrous transformation of this image the first I ran through Nik Viveza…….I love the high key softness, undersaturated colours

Nik Viveza
Topaz Impression 2 – Painterly
Topaz Impressions 2 – Impasto Finger Paint
Nik Analog – Antique Camera effects


Now this final image I have used so many different layers, filters, plug ins, I honestly cannot remember where one started and the other finished……I love the soft pencil like effect which was mostly Topaz Adjust pencil effects (I think), then I hand painted (with a Wacom Tablet) the highlights and shadows on her body and the bed and curtains. I think the face requires a little more work before I am done, perhaps a little more detail to bring out her features; but so far I am thrilled with the rest of it.

Have you ever taken a picture, and then played with it, to see how many different variation, styles, looks, moods and feel you can create? Til next time, happy snapping…

~ Julz