Dilapidation Montage

I decided to play around with my post processing last night in CS5 and this is where I ended up! 😀 An interesting take on a marco of a little flower I saw kicking it on our patio table. Okay, so it’s not really a montage as it’s a single image, but I thought hey, the frames give it a feel of multiple images…? 😛

A quick run down, took the shot with my macro lens. Added a texture layer and converted to B&W (another layer). Made the Kodak frame in a separate file then moved it into a new layer. Moved and re-sized the  frame where I wanted then duplicated the frame layer three times and moved those where I wanted. Added a mask to each layer and painted out the overlapping frames. Masked the B&W layer and painted out the portions that are within the frames to allow the colour to show through. I also masked the texture layer and painted out the same portions that are within the frames. 😀 Looking at the image today, I think I will work on refining the film frames as I like the outcome and will probably use this technique some other time. Would love to know your take on this…enjoy.


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12 thoughts on “Dilapidation Montage

  1. Marvellous! I love your idea incredibly, the frames allow the eye to focus on different parts of the photograph. The black and white backdrop brings out the vibrant tones and textures of the flower even more. I look forward to seeing your next image processed in that style. Many compliments!

  2. Very creative and interesting concept David. As the others have mentioned, the frame is a little strong. Other than that, it looks like you are on to something great. 🙂

  3. This looks great, David and wonderful concept. I really dig the range of colors you let seep through inside the frames. But if you are looking for some nitpicking, then I agree with refining the frames a little. I’m not sure whether it is the deep black or the text/graphics on the frame, but they really pop out and can be a little distracting. Maybe lighten the frame borders a little? Lower opacity?

    • Brandon, my thoughts exactly. I feel that the frames are…too new if you will! I’ll be working on making the frame look a little more…authentic. The black borders on the frame are just too crisp for this kind of image now that I think about it. Live and learn eh? 😀

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