Happy Mother's Day
I recently came across an old hand tinted wedding photo of my mother, one which we though had been lost forever. Where did I find it? In one of the many art/paper cases my father made to store his art projects - drawings for paintings, lead-light, sculpture, etc). Amongst a batch of old faded paper, which almost ended up in the recycle bin, was this beautiful professional photographic portrait. He had used it as a reference for a painting. How lucky a find was that!?
Since it I have just acquired a scanner to archive the family photo collection and it also happens to be Mother's Day here in Australia today I decided my first scan, and the subject for Mandarin Orange Monday this week would be my mother as a young bride.
|2.Nik Color Efex -|
Skin Softener, High Key, Photo Styliser
|3. As Above|
plus Nik Color Efex - Reflector Effects
|4.Nik Silver Efex B&W conversion|
|5.Nik Silver Efex - Paper Toner|
|7. As Above plus|
Nik Glamor Glow, Colorize, Color Stylizer.
Topaz Detail - Feature Enhancement
Nik Color Efex - Vignette
|8. Above Image Duplicated and layers merged|
Nik Col Efex
PS Fill layer Cyan 50%
Merge Layers and Equalise
Fade Equalise and Colour Dodge 10%
Nik Color Efex - Cross Processing
PS Ink Outlines
Selective Colour and Saturation Changes
PS Poster Edges
Fill - fade and Linear Burn
|10. Nik Define|
Topaz Clean - Stylise Details.
Topaz Simplify - Painting Colourful.
PS Fill - Colour Burn
Colour Balance, Saturation and Selective Colour adjustments.
|11. Combination of two images, No's 5 and 10.|
Layers Merged - PS Colour Burn 60%
Increase Vibrance and Saturation
Nik Col Efex - White Neutraliser.
Thank you again for your amazing artwork last week. I actually was able to visit everyone to say thank you and to have a closer look at your work. Life is rather busy and complicated for me at the moment, but Mandarin Orange is still one of my great joys. I love doing the art and I love seeing and discussing it too.