One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge

One-to-three is a monthly photo processing challenge on my other web site, theSquirrelChase.com. 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 including a round up of entries from the preceding month, so we can all share in the creativity and fun.

Here’s my December 2021 contribution:

This was a really fun little spot in Lyon: An old fashioned silk workshop. I have to say it was one of the places I never would have found on my own. Even though I am a bit of a snob about doing-it-myself travel, in this case being on a Viking tour was a great experience. I thought that the workshop was beautiful, and the silks were amazing.

I used Topaz Studio 2 for these.

How to get the looks above (more or less):

The first variation uses Topaz Studio 2’s AI ReMix filter with “Ashen Waves” at 60% opacity.

The next one uses Topaz Studio 2’s Radiance filter with the Dark option.

For the last one I also used Topaz Studio 2, starting with the Radiance result and added the Impression filter. Brush type 11, paint volume at 0.12 and paint opacity at 0.60, also, in the Texture section, I chose original for the Background Type.

Topaz Studio

I’ve been really having a lot of fun with this program lately. If you have Topaz you might be interested in this: I discovered a YouTube channel called the “Joy of Editing with Dave Kelly”. He has a playlist that is all Topaz Studio 2 and its kind of relaxing to watch one episode then grab a random photo and see what I can do with it. The link to his Topaz Studio 2 playlist is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRE7yCl-SQfRnqi8Mut6tw4Tgj9FEPHeZ.

Background

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 WordPress.org skills.

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

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