Thursday, February 10, 2011

Grunge flowers

Just to show that I don't just do pale soft flowers and also to show how textures (and toning) can change the entire feel of an image.  Our fly edges work well on black and white images especially if you want to portray a gritty "early photography" look.

I started by converting the base image to black and white using a black and white adjustment layer, tweaking the colour sliders to get the tone and contrast I wanted.
Fly edges 18 @ multiply 65% desaturated
Curves layer to tweak tone
Then I merged all, ctrl -alt -shift-e on a PC
Converted the layer to a smart filter so I could go back and edit then used the render lighting effects filter to add a bit of drama and light. I used a bluish light hence the blue/grey toning of the finished work.
For a little added grunge I added
Stygian Tin @ Soft light 100% desaturated

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paulgrand said...

Superb, what a transformation. Something quite Germanic about it!:-)

lisa said...

This is so stunning Jill!
As always, your work is truly amazing!

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Thanks Paul and Lisa :-)

Colleen said...

Very pretty! I really like the blue/grey tones.

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Thanks Colleen, glad you like it.

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