Thursday, June 25, 2009
A bad photo turned into an interesting photomontage
This is a photograph taken while Gloria and I were visiting her friend Pam Aguirre, who lives in Mexico. It is a useless photo because of the bad exposure, but it has great possibilities as a basis for an interesting photomontage.
After scanning the photo into Photoshop Elements 2.0 I increased the picture size and painted in the area using the Airbrush Tool. I also airbrush a tone over the printer which could be a distraction in the finished piece.
Then I added several of the red spheres that I often use when creating photomontages. A bad photo suddenly becomes quite interesting.