The Soul Remains

© Michele M. Preste

The Soul Remains

Uploaded: May 14, 2005


I adjusted the saturation and applied a slight gaussian blur on the flower photograph. The house is changed to b&w using the channel mixer with no adjustment. Then I created an adjustment layer and used the multiply mode and adjusted the opacity. Next I used the polygon selection tool to "cut out" the window which I repasted to create another layer. I used the transform distort function to adjust the window sizing. Then changed to opacity of the window so the flowers would show through. In the layer styles (still on the window layer) blending option, I shifted the white sliders of the Blend If: This layer to the left while I watch the changes to window. Once the flowers showed through in a way I liked I stopped. I flattened the photo and then used the Channel mixer to give some final touches on the black and white effect.


Brian F. Smith June 21, 2005

Very cool, Michele. I've never seen this one before. Congratulations on being a finalist! #266935

Michele M. Preste June 21, 2005

Thanks Brian. It is always nice to get one of your "very cools". #1501133

Laura E. OConnor June 21, 2005

WOW! VERY cool! What a process!!! Excellent finalist, Michele!! #1501146

Chuck Inglefield June 21, 2005

Congratulations Michele! #1501206

Michele M. Preste June 21, 2005

Thanks, Laura and Chuck. This was a fun project to work on. #1501314

Dawn O January 05, 2006

Wow! That's eerie! Congratulations, Michelle!
Dawn #2255042

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