Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Step back in time...

Traveling to Cuba is like traveling back in time. Cars from the 50's on many streets and much of the Cuban colonial architecture untouched. It's a photographer's dream location.
I used to hand color my black and white photos and I actually still have a Marshall's Oil's set. I loved the look, but it's so much easier to do in Photoshop.
I chose to work with this image for its nostalgic appeal. I painted the car red because it commands attention, it's a fun color, and it happens to be my favorite!
There are many ways to hand color an image, and I used Nik Color Efex Pro. This technique is simple, and fast. I'll touch on this in my upcoming 4-week online course at, starting in November! Look for Fabrications - Enhancing Digital Images and Creating Works of Art. Learn a lot and have fun in the process!