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chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
20 Sep 2021 8:03PM
An image I took last year, in a field...... the sky is pants, it's wonky and some bits sneaking in from the sides.
SOOC just converted to an sRGB jpeg.

Loads you could do with or add to this, go for it !!
Be good but most of all. be creative Smile

Challenge guidelines:
1. Base image must be jpeg, full size, not resized and not processed in any form or fashion.
2. Download the base image by right clicking and saving to your device.
3. Modify in whatever way you wish - anything goes!
4. Upload your modified image to the thread as a new comment.
5. A limit of 3 modified images per person.
6. Comments on what you have done are encouraged - others are interested to know what effects have been applied.
7. The winner, as decided by the person running the challenge that week, will be announced as soon after the deadline on Mondays as possible.
8. Challenge setter must also inform the winner by PM in case they are not logged in.
9. The winner must upload a new challenge image asap, and at the latest in the course of Tuesday.


saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
21 Sep 2021 7:52AM
Hmmm...this one will be a real challenge...
I'm hearing 'Old McDonald had a farm' in my head now...
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.7k 13 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2021 8:39AM
Gone for a rusty rustic look.
Cropped and straighten in Affinity
Then Nik colour. Two filters, graduated ND and graduated colours.

SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
21 Sep 2021 11:02AM

Gosh, what a tricky one. Rather than try to add stuff, I took stuff away.

Straighten horizon and clone out bushes.
Graphic novel - twisted plot filter to delineate the detail and remove colour.
Add bicolor filter in Nik color EFEX - pink/mauve.
Clean up spots and add border.
21 Sep 2021 2:11PM
Sky replacement tool in photoshop.
Flipped image a few tweaks in photoshop

pink Plus
18 6.8k 9 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2021 7:56PM

OK, quite a lengthy edit
level horizon in ACR and warmed up slightly
1/4 stop exposure increase
+6 texture
+11 dehaze
Content aware to remove vegetation both sides
Cloned out sump tray under tractor
Nik colour efex; Detail extractor + 40%
Sky Luminar for sky replacement (added one of my moody skies as the shadows were minimal so a bright sky would not look natural
Back into PS and selected tractor, inverse selection and defocussed background by 1 pixel Gaussian
Increased canvas at bottom by 5% and cloned to fill
Was not liking colour version so converted to B&W in Nik silver efex, adjusted contrast to taste and added border
Job done
Techno Plus
13 6.1k 8 England
22 Sep 2021 12:28PM
Added ingredients....
Tractor shed from a shoot at my local living Museum, taken many moons ago...Wink


PS 2021 22.5.1
Sky replacement in PS
Horizon straightened in Photoshop
Content aware tool used to remove anti roll bar
Reduced size of exhaust stack, spot remover and clone stamp tool used.....
Thought initially I would use the object selection tool select mask etc to remove the tractor from the field, but that's not what I needed to do!
I just copied the shed to the tractor then added a mask to the shed, then painstakingly used the brush tool to take away the remains of the field, exposing the shed...
That's it really......well sort of, numerous tweaks and omg moments when you discover you removed a vital part of the image by mistake!

Something worth mentioning though is Luminosity, and how important that is merging images together from different source's ....

Plenty of tutorials online....

Hope this all makes sense, I enjoy these challenges and have a go, but have no true experience in such matters.....Sad

Hope you enjoy....Smile

22 Sep 2021 3:08PM

I'm afraid my mind went blank this week but -

Changed the sky to night-time and fireworks and converted all to night-time with a faint reflection on the bonnet of the tractor. Darkness brought about by an Alt + blank layer in PS and then the shadow brush using a Lighten blending mode and opacity level of the top layer.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
22 Sep 2021 4:25PM

Highland cow and vulture added, then a quick tour through Nik Analogue Efex Pro 2 to add grain, noise and a slight vignette.
23 Sep 2021 9:17AM

Replaced sky
Levelled scene
Then had fun with the animals - used layers. I'm only really a beginner with layers, but things like this help me get experience
Of the animals, I think the best/most convincing are the two marsupials (i.e. not 100% sure what they are!) and the gopher by the rear wheel. I used a clone tool with high feathering to blend them into the scene.

. . . and finally, I was in hospital last week and every time I saw the oil tray under the tractor (poking out behind the front wheel), it reminded me of my experience in hospital (no more details), so I had to get rid of it, hence cloned out!
23 Sep 2021 8:41PM

not sure where I'm going with this or what I did... I need more sleep Grin
edit: replaced sky, added some steampunk images, colour matched, selective warping of some elements, some dodge and burn, contrast and levels, selective contrast and colour increases then decided to turn it black and white, more dodge and burn, and added vignette; then decided it was missing something, couldnt decide between zebra and giraffe so tossed a coin, giraffe lost.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2021 10:28PM
This will take the effort out of rounding up those darned sheep.

Straightened horizon, replaced sky with one of my own with birds, adjusted image, cropped, added some more ground, copy/pasted a border collie as driver.
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2021 8:01AM
altitude50 17 21.7k United Kingdom
24 Sep 2021 1:12PM

Solarize in Elements then add colour saturation and change the colour slider.
altitude50 17 21.7k United Kingdom
25 Sep 2021 5:20PM

The story:- Campsite operative moving caravan stops to remove huge goose from his intended path.

Basic, just added more & more.

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