My red, white & blue (with a splash of yellow sunshine) for y'all this 4th of July weekend! :>
I love the results of the technique I tried out today playing around in PS Elements! I was going for a vintage postcard look inspired by "Photochroms".
According to the American Photochrom Archive Gallerya "Photochrom (also 'Photochrome' - it was originally developed in Switzerland and to aid pronunciation when it was introduced to America, an 'e' was added) is a color photo lithograph, produced from a black-and-white negative. The final prints were created using different color impressions from multiple lithographic stones. A minimum of four stones and as many as fourteen stones might be used for a given image."
This technique became very popular in the 1890's, especially when the Post Office introduced the penny postcard.
Shown below is the original photo: good angle and shadow play but the vintage look takes it up a few notches. I'm hooked on this technique and can't wait to play around with it some more.....