Friday, March 20, 2009
My latest Holly image.
I am in love with this image of Holly. :)
My baby graduating from High School this year. Where did the time go? I know... she looks serious and almost sad but this is the true Holly. She is deep and serious and walks around with wrinkles on her forehead most of the time. This image truly captures her essence.
Here is a tip I did on this image. I wanted to have the background darker so when you looked at the image you would be drawn to her face. To try and work with a layer mask would have been to difficult with all of her fly away hair. So I used the lasso tool. I drew a selection about her hair and body. Gave it a nice size feather, Inversed my selection to affect just the outer edges. Ctrl, Shift, I is the invert shortcut. Hit Ctrl J to put my selection on it's own layer and changed the blend mode to multiply. I didn't think the effect was dark enough so I used Ctrl J and made second copy and lower the opacity of the second layer a bit. I have been using this quite often instead of a vignette. It gives almost a burned in effect.
So go ahead and give it a try on one of your images and see what you think!!
Remember, multiply will darken, screen will lighten, and softlight will add contrast.
Happy Weekend Everyone!!