Comment on this post with a link to your creation on the theme CONTRAST to be a part of Monthly Makers this month! // Kommentera det här inlägget med en länk till din skapelse på temat KONTRAST för att delta i Monthly Makers den här månaden. Det går såklart bra att kommentera på svenska! It’s the 20th, which means it’s time for me to show you what I’ve made for Monthly Makers this month, and to start collecting links to your creations! Read more about how to participate and at the end of the post.
There was a bit of a process for me this month, as I started with an idea very different from what it all turned into. I was inspired by the dozens of images of miroring selected parts of landscapes (like Witchoria’s for example) and just wanted to try something like it for myself. It didn’t really feel 100% to begin with, as I felt like I was copying others a little too much, but I was just gonna try it.
So at first I had this! But I felt it was a bit too bland. (The base image is from when I went above the clouds in a cabin in the Alps 2011, and I have literally just copied and flipped it. And failed, as there’s a line in the middle. Oops.)
So I tried to add a little more contrast between the two sides and made them different colours. I was kind of happy with this.So I started to make one to go with it, but felt like it wasn’t really that good. (Another picture from the above the clouds-day copied and flipped.)So I started playing around with the marker tool and moving things around.Found the displacement maps in Photoshop, haha. And a few displacements and a gradient map later I had this.Adjusted it with some curves and moved around some of the parts to fill out an empty corner. Oh and I also smoothed it out. Changed the hue to blue, made a box with an inner shadow in the middle and then it was done. And then I made this as well to go with it, and for a while these two were going to be my creation for this month. And then I was like “nah” and went and got another one of those pictures from the Alps.
Added a funky gradient map.
Pixel sorted the ground!Small adjustments + stars and then it was done!
Found two similar pictures and then I had my trio done! And I’m going for these for Contrast!And now I really want to see what you’ve created! Link it down below to be a part of the compilation post that will appear here on my blog January 31st.
Monthly Makers is a challenge for anyone who wants to be more creative. During 2017 we’ll be launching twelve themes – one for every month – to inspire and challenge you. For January the theme is CONTRAST and I’m hosting.
Link your the creation you want to contribute to the challenge in the comments down below before January 28th to be a part of the compilation! By doing so you are accepting that we republish your image in relevant contexts on our blogs and other social media – always referring back to you.
The people behind Monthly Makers 2017 are Alicia, Beatrice, Elsa, Emilia, Fredrika, Johanna, Julia, Mikaela, Ruth, Stina, Wilda and me. Be inspired, create and challenge yourself all through the year.