A recipe for this one was requested by our friend Ann over on flickr and we were happy to oblige. As you can see the image started out as a scan once again, you can also see how dusty my scanner is at the moment…it all adds to the texture!
I started by running the image through Nik Silver Efex to convert it to black and white to taste, in this case I used a creamy tone rather than a straight black and white. Then it was onto the tintypes.
Tintype 26@ soft light 100%
Copy of Tintype 26 @ Screen 38% with some of the texture removed from the central portion.
Copy of toned background layer @ normal 34%
Gotico @ Soft light 100% blurred a little to soften
Masque @ overlay 34%
And it was done
Gotico and Masque are from the August Painterly set.
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