Graffiti is the theme for of this week’s photoart and as it coincides with Easter I’ve combined the two. Actually there was not much editing to do on this since I had a ready-made image in this spray-painted graffiti egg. It was part of the London Egg Hunt 2012 and suitably melded into the Southbank skatepark environs.The original is a high-contrast mono image but I wanted to convert it to grittier, acid hues. As not everyone has access to the more sophisticated and costly photo editors, I used the free software, Picasa 3.9, to show what can be done by consecutively sequencing these various effects:
- Pencil sketch (as if drawn with a pencil – full strength; 50% fade)
- Cross process (mimics film cross processing)
- Ortonish (mimics Michael Orton effects)
- Boost (brings out colour and contrast – 25% )
To complete the effect I downloaded the ‘Leap of faith’ font which gave me inspiration for an Easter graffiti message and now it’s ready to hang in the photoart friday gallery.
The exact same process was used here except instead of the sun glinting off the metallic egg, I’ve converted it to suit the current cold weather with a snow effect from Smart Photo Editor. Happy Easter!
Addendum: My grandaughter and I went hunting for The London Easter Egg sculptures together but this year we ‘ve real food on our minds with our combined Easter@meandmygrandma