This is the original picture that was given to us to edit for the current month’s challenge. This time, I came up with two images. The difference between version 1 and version 2, is just the addition of two steps, in group 2 as you will see.
Version One is on the left, and Version Two is on the right.
I opened them in Camera Raw this time.
The above files, from left to right, show the progression along the camera raw process. This time, I applied a split tone at the end.
In Photoshop, I converted the picture to black and white, and then brushed back colour selectively. I applied a burn layer to the rose, which is why it is darker than the original, and increased vibrancy.
This is what you see in Version One below
For Version Two, I simply added a Topaz Texture, with a green-yellow vignette and one more burn layer.
Which version do you prefer?