I recently looked at a beautiful image by Paul Healey which really made me want to try the idea out for myself [I hope Paul doesn’t mind!].
I chose an older image of myself I took as a test shoot a while ago as it had some good use of colour [and also gave me the chance to experiment more with my ever increasing photoshop skills]. I’ve altered the eyes [whites and irises], skin, hair, spot checked, applied makeup and minor alterations to curves and saturation.
[The shot itself was taken originally using a Nikon D40x, 18 – 55mm lens and an SB800 flashgun on camera. To create the above image I created a colour copy and a black and white copy, bought them together as two layers in photoshop then cut out the section revealing the colour shot beneath. Using the line tool I bordered the colour slice.]
Please check out Paul’s image here: —>
Thanks for the inspiration!