12/28/10 – Featured in the MULTIRACIAL BEAUTY Group.
This is my experiment in creating something that is retro. I started out with an original photo of my granddaughter, Rachia, and then converted it to black and white and made it high key in Photoshop CS. I cleaned up all the stray hairs and black marks with the eraser tool.
I then selected all the black except for her mouth and nose, and made it into a new layer, which I was able to add a fractal design to that I had made in UltraFractal 5. I added layer styles of drop shadow and an outer glow gradient to give it a slight coloring.
This really looks better in full view. The detail, coloring and fractal texture don’t show up well in the preview image.
The original photo was taken with a Nikon CoolPix P80 camera. You can see it below.