Archive for March 31st, 2009

Bolts 2

Continuing to illustrate my creative process, such as it is, a little better. I took this picture while waiting for my car to be finished, and when I showed it to John, he suggested I cut out the bolts and do something with the background. Of course, I forgot what he mentioned I should do with the background, so I started playing around.

With the psd file I saved earlier, I ditched the idea of putting a color overlay over a black and white background and focused on the black and white background. I didn’t realize that there are presets on the Channel Mixer, so this one is the black & white with a blue filter. I liked the initial harsh look to it, which I amped up a little with increasing the contrast and decreasing the lightness. But, again, the bolts didn’t look right, so I deleted those layers, flattened it, and saved the jpg.

Vernon CT