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 in the comments 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 May 2022 contribution:

This month I am experimenting with a new filter that I recently noticed in the G’mic plug-in to the GIMP: Paint with brush. I used it on my little bird last month, but thought it would be interesting to look at how it handles different styles of photos. So below I use a few paint with brush presets on a landscape.

How to get the looks above:

I used three different presets within the filter. The default settings, and the colored edges and dreamy presets.

G’mic is a plug in for the GIMP (and other programs I believe) with over 500 filters from basic editing to advanced and a myriad of artistic effects as well. The Paint with brush variation filters are in G’mic’s Artistic group. Filters>G’MIC Qt Then select Artistic and the filters.

This filter has seven presets, eight if you count the default settings. You can get very different looks using the one filter.

Also as part of this same experiment, I used with the same filter on a couple of different styles of photos. In my theSquirrelChase post I used the same filter with a dandelion seed head, a close-up with a lot of detail. And on Instagram I used a camellia, a simpler photo with subtle color variations and textures.

Challenge 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 alive.

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

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