Another experiment after watching another interesting PS tutorial

This time I went for a different kind of effect. I’ve always had a thing about Art Nouveau and the way they create something almost magical but in a simple way with subtle colour and ornamental effects. This is my version of an Art Nouveau poster.

I’ve used a stock photo by M3ment0M0ri of an actress (I believe) called Maude Fealy and a texture by Dazzle-Textures called Destructive News.

The rest of the images/textures are mine, namely a photo of a cherry blossom and one of my Victorian Wallpaper textures.

Currently featured as the challenge avatar for the Retro Conglomerate’s Vintage Women Challenge

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I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • preacherman
    preachermanabout 5 years ago

    its worked well MM, you’ve captured that Art Nouveau essence….

  • Thank you. I am so glad you think I’ve captured it. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lianne
    lianneabout 5 years ago

    Whatever combination you used, you worked absolute magic with it! This is perfectly awesome! And beautiful!

  • Thank you Lianne. :-) I was really pleased with the results and it’s nice to learn something new with each experiment and then to use it my way (yep, I am one of those people who consider all instructions to be only rough guidelines…) ;-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 5 years ago

    I love it ….the expression of the piece is so soothing to view ….I just can’t help wondering what she may be thinking. Is she melancholy? Is she madly in love and in a state of bliss? It is a gorgeous piece of art Sybille….x

  • Thanks! It was a lovely photo to start off with. I love those Edwardian photos, they’re always a little romantic and soft. Glad you found it inspiring. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • karolina
    karolinaabout 5 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • Thank you Karoline. :-) Glad you like.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness.. you are a queen.. I so need to learn more.. this is incredible ..!!! I bookmarked!

  • LOL Queen? Na, still learning. Thanks! xx

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 5 years ago

    An all time favourite. This is magical and totally wonderful. I LOVE it so much. Please do add the tut into our forum.

  • Hi Anna, thank you so much. Glad you like it. :-) I’ll add the tutorial. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work. I would love to have it in the Retro Conglomerate

  • Thank you Kira. :-) Just added it. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthabout 5 years ago

    good looking piece of work

  • Thank you. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-about 5 years ago

    So very soft, how beautiful!

  • Thank you so much. I was so glad it turned out so well. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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