Monday, May 12, 2008

Missing Person

As happens so frequently in old photographs, someone ends up getting something cut off, heads. limbs and legs were all subject to photographic eradication. In this photo a complete person was chopped off from the picture.

I have been working with scanning slides in of the family and noticed the rest of the above missing person in another photograph and decided to return her to the family shot she was cropped out of.

I selected and copied her into the correct spot and then had to blend in her skirt and top. I also copied her arm, flipped it horizontally and inserted it back into the correct position. After a little blending and color corection it was done. We now have a complete family photograph!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

More Pop Art Fun

Another favorite pop art photo is the one made from this original picture.

Monday, April 14, 2008

So Serious

When I looked closer at the original photo I realized I liked the look on Lilly's face and decided to do a close up of just her.

I selected an oval portion of the photo and copied into a new document. Using the magnetic lasso I traced the area of her uncles shirt behind her. Once I had it all included I applied a gaussian blur. With a little clean up this was my result.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

black, white and color

Another fun thing to do is to make a color photo into black and white and retain color.

I made a copy of the original layer and then set the layer to not show. I ran the black and white photo filter on the copy. After making adjustments to the settings I applied the filter. I then determined what parts of the color photo I wanted to keep and erased the others letting the color layer show through. I ran the darken and lighten filter to deepn the edges. The last effect I applied was a touch of glamour glow to highten her skin color.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Colorized Rose

I never know when I start playing with an image exactly where it will end up. At times I have a clear idea of what I want to do and at other times I allow experimentation to lead the way. Experimenting gave me the results on this image.

I first used the darken/lighten Nik filter to deepen the shadows in the background. I then applied the brilliance/warmth filter to increase the detail on the rose. I applied the old photo filter and reduced the opacity of the layer to 67 percent allowing the color below to peak through. This gave the effect of an old colorized photo. The last step was to apply the polaroid transfer filter to rough up the edges.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Spring is here in the south and my rose bushes are well on their way to supplying me with batches of beautiful blooms once again. This is one of last years blossoms gussied up.

I used the Nik Efex foilage filter and then the polaroid filter.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Old Photos

One of my favorite filters from Nik Efex is the old photo filter.

It can change the feel of almost any photo. It suits this deep south building perfectly.