Originally Posted by evergreen100
Isnt this one by Meryl simply gorgeous? I love the effect on the photo and I'm hoping she might describe her methods (hint hint
Jill, thank you so much
How to do? unfortunately I am a bit vague as i tried several different techniques...using PSCS6
Start by putting a piece of nice, "blendable" white or almost white paper behind the photo. Then...
I know I duplicated the photo, switched off the eye of upper.
Returned to original photo, desaturated and used Filter, Stylize, Find Edges (every photo is different, I look for settings which give clearish lines)
Now I added a layer mask and using black and a painting type brush (from wet media and dry media in the standard sets) I brushed away the hard outside edges and anything I didn't like.
Set the blend mode to Darken (you want the white to disappear but show the black)
Then I turned on the photo layer (still coloured) and did the same - adding a mask and brushing away, I like brushing away lots around edges, letting the black show. I then reduced the opacity of this layer a bit to let black show through.
I know this is very vague - I really used techniques I learned from Janee - she was the very first person whos tuts i ever followed, many years back, and still refer back, her instructions are always very clear and easy to follow (unlike what I have just typed....) - find them HERE
- scroll down a bit to Photo Art, several excellent tuts there.