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One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge

I just started a new monthly photo processing challenge on my other web site, I’d love to have you join in: The challenge is simple: take one photo and get creative with it by processing it three different ways. Then share the results, with a link to this month’s post. I’ll do a start up post on the first of each month and at the end of the month I’ll do a round up, so we can all share in the creativity and fun.

Here’s my November 2020 contribution:

How to get the looks above:

For the black and White I used the GIMP’s mono-mixer tool to make the greens darker and the reds lighter.

I created a swirled abstract of the image then overlaid it using a layer mask. The directions for swirling a photo in the GIMP are in this post: Putting a twist on it using the GIMP. (That post contains a link to directions for doing the effect in Photoshop.) I overlaid the twirled image on the basic image using the soft light blend mode and a layer mask.

My third creation simply applied the “waterpixels” filter in the GIMP. (Found in the Filters>Artistic sub-menu).


Since having to isolate due to the pandemic, last spring, I’ve been doing a lot of experimentation with photo processing and I thought it might be fun to share some of the things I’ve discovered and see what others are doing.

I’m hosting the challenge on the other site to try and keep my skills.

Link to the One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge.

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