As some of you may know, I had a critical backup failure and lost all my challenge images as well as all my textures and files for working in Photoshop. Included in that were my images for this weeks challenge.
Been slowly rebuilding the PC and sourcing all the files I lost and today I happened to be off work as I had my last remaining wisdom tooth out and it was really too unpleasant to go to work with a pounding headache, face feeling like a horse kicked it and it was still bleeding!
Today was spent trying to recreate my Wk 4 entry, of course it turned out completely different so here are my post processing steps in PS:
– retrieved base image off Flickr
– tested out several grunge overlays before deciding on this one, its blended with hardlight mode at around 75%
– a bit of soft brushing of a mask around 30% to bring back some detail and colour of the head and beak of the duckling
– looked at a couple of frame textures and decided I liked this one, blended with multiply mode at 97%- the overall image was a bit dark so added in an adjustment layer on top and increased brightness a fair bit and a bit of contrast
Forgot to add in the slideshow of all the other images!
Due to computer issues and not feeling 100% I didn’t spend as long on this as I might usually have.
All comments, tips, tricks and feedback welcome!