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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another hand-tinted print with Photoshop

Yesterday, I shared the steps with you that I use to make a pretty fair-decent facsimile of a hand-tinted print using my favorite toy, Photoshop.  The photo that I used was very badly composed, so I thought it would make a good shot to experiment with.

Here's what you can do with this technique when you use a nicer shot to start out:

 





 

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4 comments:

Limar said...

This is really a very cool effect! :)

Cyndi L said...

So fun, so easy! I'm going to bet that a couple more steps to really refine the image would make some spectacular pictures :-)

Eileen Bergen said...

Nice. I like the edge effect.

One technique I use is to marquee the focal image and copy it to a new layer. Then I blur the background.

The result is a dreamy Bokeh effect.

Cyndi L said...

Yes, I love that look too, Eileen!

I was pretty heavy-handed with the outline effect on the two that I posted. I wanted to make sure that it was obvious, and I probably went a little too heavy. In order to actually create a print that would be authentic looking, a lighter touch would be better ;-)

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