Here we are at the usually difficult Week 3 of the One Four Challenge, where you have used up all your usual tricks and wanting to save the best stuff for the last week 🙂
On my Awake course I am lucky to get to see amazing art from many talented people, and even better, when you ask how they did X, they tell you!
This is my variation on the Painting In Progress technique, helpfully explained by the talented Katie Pertiet, artist and contributor of wonderful goodies to both the PA and Awake course.
First, before I tell you how I did it, I want to show you this version, which I bodged together out of what I could make PS do – its a bit different because it has coloured lines (I liked the effect) and I didn’t know how to do the painted look so well so I used a filter effect instead. It also has a reversed grunge effect that unintentionally gave the colour swirls in the corners which I also liked.
Post Processing Steps for Top Image:
1. Import image into PS and duplicate layer, and hide base layer
2. Run Filter > Stylise > Find edges
3. Run Image > Adjustments > Desaturate and then Levels and adj the white/grey/black tones. I went for a slightly more textured look that was a bit greyer as it lost the details in the steps and stuff if I didn’t.
4. Copy Background to layer and move to top – create a black mask and paint with a large white textured grungy brush, mucking about til I had the look I wanted.
5. Create a blank layer and fill with white and drag in as Layer 2 to give the clean white background.
Its not true to the technique but a much better attempt than my first one I think.
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