Welcome to the Regal, bedecked in its bright, candy-colored hues and retro styling. It sits, dreaming of early Hollywood and the studio stars; the glitz and the glamour; the wonders of imagination and the art of escapism that is the movies.
Inside, all those tiny bits of fanciful cinematic worlds float through the popcorn-scented air – sparkling dust motes of imagination. Do they coalesce at night into new creative constellations of imagery and sound?
Moving pictures. Telling stories, in technicolor dreams.
Here at the Regal.
- Add the Edward Texture and desaturate. Set blend mode to Overlay and opacity to 70%
- Add the Storm Texture, blend mode set to Overlay
- Separate the Veronica Lake image from her background using a layer mask. Add the image to the working composite, transforming to size. Set blend mode to Multiply and opacity to 65%
- Painting with black, add to the layer mask so that she appears to be behind the theater buildings
- Clip a Hue/Saturation adjustment to the Veronica layer, colorizing the image to a soft blue that blends well with the sky
- Clip a Levels adjustment to the Veronica layer bringing up the highlights and midtones. Painting with black on the adjustment layer mask, bring back the edges of the hair.
Below are the original images used in the creation of this composite. The image of Veronica Lake is from the Stage Beauties: Edwardian Theater & Silent Film Actresses CD collection.
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen