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11/09/2015 11:56:38 AM · #1
Ok, so here we go. Sign-up is over.

Post them as you finish them and make sure I catch them all as I update this post.

Be sure to include editing steps. You have until the 23rd, then I'll ask for individual results from the owners of the originals. First places get 5 points, second gets 3 and third gets 1.

Questions are welcome, it's been a long time since I've run this...

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Message edited by author 2015-11-24 22:33:18.
11/09/2015 01:38:35 PM · #2
Marnet,s picture
All editing in Photoshop CC 2015 (64bit)
High pass filter(4.5) in overlay /
Unsharp Mask
Cloned out some objects.
Changed levels of exposure / highlights
Used burn and dodge tool to get face brighter and wall darker
11/09/2015 01:48:49 PM · #3
Salmiakki's picture
This one was hard.
All editing in Photoshop CC 2015 (64bit)
First thing was to separate sky and every layer of mountain. I used the regional selection tool (manually) for the cutout and each one in a new layer
8 layers in total./
Each layer I passed in Nik Vivenza structure/
For the sky I adjusted the exposure and add a yellow filter and an orange filter./
For the mountains I used an emerald green filter (10%)/
Vibrance mask on all layers except sky/
flatten image and adjust levels of brightness

11/09/2015 02:52:12 PM · #4
Here's my first one...
mefnj's image

big crop,
dodge to the faces
Viveza 2,
Color efex: neutral density, graduated filter to sky, brilliance filter

and my second one...
marnet's image
big crop,
Viveza 2,
tiny bit of Nik's HDR
Selective Colors

Message edited by author 2015-11-09 15:09:00.
11/09/2015 03:26:15 PM · #5
SpiritualSpatula' picture
High pass filter in overlay/
changed tones manually blue,yellows,greens/
Adjust brightness/
Copied to new layer and applied sketch filter (overlay in 21%)
Cropped small part from the sky on top/
Put border in Alien Skin Exposure 5
11/09/2015 04:02:28 PM · #6
My first three

Mefnj's image
Crop to 16:9 aspect ratio, Color Efex glamor glow and graduated blue filter (reduced opacity on the layer)
Nik Silver Efex, letterbox border created

Lots of local adjustments in Viveza.
Nik Silver efex layer (I used a preset I created for the Ansel Adams challenge based on High Structure preset)
Applied the B&W layer in 50% luminosity mode
Selected the sky and applied topaz Denoise to remove the excess noise created by the B&W layer
some contrast and levels adjustments on the sky.
Flattened then cropped the image

grahamgator's image
Pretty much the same steps as for SpiritualSpatula's image except I kept the whole image B&W rather than using a luminosity layer
Oh and I cloned out the red advertising hoarding and cropped the image

Message edited by author 2015-11-10 13:35:58.
11/09/2015 10:32:27 PM · #7
loved the starting image...

"I'm sorry, but your cat is more yarn than cat at this point..."

all edits using iColorama and Snapseed for iPad
-clone out/blend couch
-masked cat and applied "yarn" texture to body
-masked background and applied "hair" texture
-various adjustments to color, brightness/contrast, shadows


"Chez Donnezan"

all editing on iPad
created copy and processed using Brushstroke
created copy and processed using PencilFX
using iColorama
-blended copies using
-high pass and structure
-added brush border


"anywhere you want to go"

cloned out ladder / reconstructed circle using Canvas X16 and Capture NX2
using iColorama
-double mirrored to make symmetrical
-high pass
-add several light effects
-color adjustments



all editing on iPad
created copy and processed using Brushstroke
created copy and processed using PencilFX
using iColorama
-blended copies
-flipped horizontal
-high pass
-color adjustments
-slight coherence
-warped to adjust perspective to get a more "duck" look
using Snapseed
-spot touch up and cloning


"peaceful ruminations"

all editing on iPad
Snapseed for initial touchup
using iColorama
-flipped horizontal
-high pass
-color and light adjustments
-slight coherence
-created water reflection


"Golden Hour"

all editing on iPad
Snapseed for initial touchup
using iColorama
-high pass
-color and light adjustments
-slight coherence
-light effects


"Where's Waldo"

all editing on iPad
Snapseed for initial touchup
processed using TangledFX
contrast, brightness, color adjustments


"love by the dashboard light"

all editing on iPad
Snapseed for initial touchup
using iColorama
-high pass
-created steering wheel shape
using PhotoToaster and XnView FX
-added smoke and bokeh


hard image to start with

"down the rabbit hole"

all editing on iPad
Snapseed for initial touchup/brighten/crop
LensFlare to add starbursts
RollWorld to spherize


another hard image to edit fir me... wasn't really feelin' it

"winter night"

all editing on iPad
Snapseed for initial touchup
using iColorama
-color and light adjustments
-slight coherence
PhotoToaster for paint border


was stcuk, so went whimsical instead

"Monster Island"

all editing on iPad
using iColorama
-horizontal mirror
-expand sky area
-create rounded TV distortion
-add in classic monster images
-added TV horizontal glitch lines
-add TV knobs and speaker
-black and white conversion

Message edited by author 2015-11-15 15:33:59.
11/09/2015 11:45:32 PM · #8
Neil's picture
Changed colors manually to get that film effect
adjust highlights/
painted out the 4 corners to black/
Copied the center into the center/
Pinch tool in liquify PS/ (to make it look like a long tunnel)
Add clouds (created with PS) with new layer and changed opacity to 10%/
erased some of the part of the clouds/

11/10/2015 12:58:50 AM · #9
Georges' photo:


Tate's Image:


Details in the comments,

Message edited by author 2015-11-10 01:13:54.
11/10/2015 12:56:02 PM · #10
GeorgeBogaert image


editing steps:
big crop, content-aware & clone grasses lower right side
Nik's Viveza 2
Nik's Color efex: brilliance & warmth + darken center
PS - selective colors

(Neil and I seem to have selected just about the same crop)

FromDarock image Edit

crop, flip horizontal
Viveza 2
select out and blur background, change color
Nik's color efex: graduated filters, darken/lighten center
High Pass
define 2

Message edited by author 2015-11-10 13:20:09.
11/10/2015 01:06:01 PM · #11
Just a suggestion that if you're going to "vote" on these, that you make a "final" thread at the end where the original and everyone's edits are all posted together in a single post ... otherwise it seems like it would be hard to fairly compare the edits if you have to go searching through this thread for everyone's version ...
11/10/2015 01:22:48 PM · #12
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Jus//www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=post&FORUM_POST_ID=7415371#postt a suggestion that if you're going to "vote" on these, that you make a "final" thread at the end where the original and everyone's edits are all posted together in a single post ... otherwise it seems like it would be hard to fairly compare the edits if you have to go searching through this thread for everyone's version ...

Looks like 21_F.gif cynthiann has done that at the bottom of this thread.

Message edited by author 2015-11-10 13:23:23.
11/10/2015 01:40:39 PM · #13
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169694.jpg by 12253.gif Neil

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169700.jpg by 21_F.gif RKT I am sorry for destroying a beautiful image!:



21.gif FromDaRock and 21.gif SpiritualSpatula


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Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169821.jpg by 21.gif mefnj

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169824.jpg by 21_F.gif grahamgator


Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169825.jpg by 21_F.gif sfalice


Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169847.jpg by 21_F.gif salmiakki


Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169853.jpg by 21_F.gif skewsme


Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169856.jpg by 21.gif GeorgesBogaert


Message edited by author 2015-11-11 12:52:32.
11/10/2015 01:43:42 PM · #14
Sfalice's Picture
Duplicated image as new layer/
Applied Umatrix Redfield filter/
changed opacity to 30% on the duck
Modified colors to get the pastels right.
Add pink and blue and yellow filter/ erased color parts to make it more messed up
Used vivenza Nik to get more structure
Changed brightness
11/10/2015 01:50:01 PM · #15
Originally posted by sfalice:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Jus//www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=post&FORUM_POST_ID=7415371#postt a suggestion that if you're going to "vote" on these, that you make a "final" thread at the end where the original and everyone's edits are all posted together in a single post ... otherwise it seems like it would be hard to fairly compare the edits if you have to go searching through this thread for everyone's version ...

Looks like 21_F.gif cynthiann has done that at the bottom of this thread.

I'd have put them in separate posts later, but yeah, that looks like it'll work too ... :-)
11/10/2015 02:44:32 PM · #16
Details in the image
11/10/2015 03:29:01 PM · #17
Everyone has been very busy. Hopefully I can find some time this evening to work on a few.
11/10/2015 04:27:12 PM · #18
11/10/2015 07:39:01 PM · #19
This thread is like peanuts - can't just nibble.
And I'm gonna get thru all these, and then have nothing to DO!

okay, with that out the way, one more today:
editing (I had another treatment in mind but when I opened it, this fell into place)

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viveza 2
apply gradient (in separate layer) of dark red & darker red)
apply blending mode "subtract"
CROP image
judicious erasing around the edges
one more: Viveza 2
define 2

Okay, Neil, I've tortured your image enough.

11/10/2015 08:20:55 PM · #20
Managed to get two done. Editing steps listed with the image.

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169803.jpg RKT

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1169802.jpg Marnet
11/11/2015 10:41:34 AM · #21
Tate's picture
cutout the cat and paste it into a bigger black background/
drew random blue lines in a new layer/
Drew randow white lines in a new layer/
Used Gaussian blur to both layers
In liquify tool used Pucker and bloat tool to make selections fatter or thinner
Ad new Layer and used render - difference clouds (black and blue)/
Stretch this layer vertically and rotated it a little/
New layer for the rain / add manually white dots randomly on the layer and add motion blur on this layer/
New layer to make the cat looks like falling/
Drew white strokes and applied Gaussian and motion blur/
some dodge and burn
11/11/2015 12:24:35 PM · #22
Mefnj's picture

Adjust levels of brightness/
Add yellow and orange filter 12%/
Topaz Simplify 4 to create the waterpaint effect
Watercolor in PS
High Pass filter in overlay
11/11/2015 01:24:31 PM · #23
Well, I finished (and only cheated a little bit with a 2-in-1 merge ... ;)
That was fun =D (see my previous post for all the images; comments are in details of each image) - Most of them are not the full size - mainly because I only have a tiny bit of space in my portfolio storage.

Message edited by author 2015-11-11 13:26:45.
11/11/2015 01:44:36 PM · #24
RKT's Picture
Cutout Marilyn and cloned her many times.
Create a black mask and cutout A diamond and heart shape.
11/11/2015 04:48:43 PM · #25
I think I'm caught up. If I've missed anything let me know. :D
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