September One Photo Focus challenge: Pendennis Castle

pendennis castlesmall
This month’s One Photo Focus challenge was a lovely photo of Pendennis castle by Benjamin Rowe.
I love castles and old buildings. Often photos of monuments such as these can also be transformed into great line drawings. This can be done simply in Photoshop Elements by going to: Filter –> Artistic –> Poster edges. For different effects try playing around with the three options: Edge thickness, Edge intensity and Posterization.
To add writing into your drawing, just click on the Horizontal Type Tool. You can change the text type, size and colour in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
Have fun!
Here is the original photo that was used to create this line drawing. You can check out what other people did with it by heading over to the challenge webpage.
OnePhoto Focus Ben Pendennis Castlesmall



Starry Skies: August One Photo Focus challenge

With all the tools for post-processing of digital photos these days, you can have a lot of fun being creative with your images. To encourage people to learn and share different post-processing techniques, a photographer named Stacey Fisher has set up a Before and After weekly event, as well as a once a One Photo Focus month event where everyone processes the same photo in a different way. The idea is not only to share the images but also some explanation of how they were derived.

This month the photo challenge was “Drawing with Light” by Katie Prior. Here is the original (made smaller for my blog):

The Cobb before right size

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