I got bored the other day and decided to read some tutorials for photoshop. One was on photo-manipulation. So I decided to try my hand at it and these were the results...
What can I say...I was having fun, lol. I now have a whole series of....angels? fairies? some sort of winged beings, lol.
Basically, I isolated the subject from the background...in one, she was on a staircase and I wanted to include that so I isolated it too. I made everything black and white then I used the burn tool to add shadow and the 'pooling' darkness around the subjects and to darken the highlights of the backgrounds I used. Once satisfied, I placed another background over the whole picture and made the layer type "overlay" so it basically just added texture to the picutre.
All the wings are brushes.
as are the cracks on the first subject.
all photos were stock photos.