Last week for the Feb One Four Challenge and I had this idea about combining the tiger with chinese characters in some way, given that tigers come from Asia.
After looking online I found this image that had many different layers and styles of characters running up and down the page and thought it might make a nice background.
Post Processing Steps:
1. Open up last weeks PSD file where the rock was removed
2. Consider a BW conversion and open up image in Nik Silver Efex. Instead find a sepia tone with a pale vignette that looks nice.
3. Find the chinese character image, bring into PS, resize to suit and add as a layer above, blend using multipy and paint a mask over the tiger to remove the characters off him
4. The two different images were different shades of sepia so add a Hue/Saturation layer on top, pick the Sepia preset and tweak it until happy.
I am not 100% happy with the detail around the front paws, due to the tonings in the chinese character layer, and the ear looks a bit cropped, but that was an angle thing.
Like it? Hate it? Did my asian connection concept work?
All comments, tips, tricks and feedback welcome!