|Wicked. David Hayes, 2012.|
This recipe will take some doing...I might have gotten a bit overboard with my apps...although I do like the end result....
Step 1 - Layer 1
I found the Chinese character for "Wicked" in a calligraphy book and took a snap of that with my iPhone camera. I opened this in FX Photo Studio and applied the "Vivid Brush Stroke" filter to give it more of a hand painted look. I save this.
Step 2 - Layer 2
I opened an image I had in my stocks of an old wall in PicGrunger and applied these filters: "Weathered Effect", "Gig Style", and "Canvas" texture. Saving this, I reopened in Scratchcam and applied the appropriate scratches and the like. (Since they don't name their filters, I can't tell you exactly which ones I used!)
Step 3 - Layer 3
Here, I simply rotated Layer 2 to give myself a horizontal panel. Saved this.
Step 4 - Putting it all together!
Here is where Iris shows it's stuff! Using the Blend - Multipy function, I placed the Wicked character over Layer 1 and applied that step. Using the Blend - Normal function, I place Layer 3 over the bottom of the combined layers. Applied this. Before leaving Iris, I used Auto Adjust to tweak the WB a bit. I saved all of this...and took a break.
Step 5 - Finishing up.
Opening Snapseed, I applied "Center Focus"to give the edges a bit of a blur, used "Selective Adjust" to tweak brightness and contrast....and....applied "Frame #8". I was done!!! Saved and moved on!!! I hope you like it.