David & the grasshopper, V1
I've been playing with Brandy's silhouette technique - without her action, because I don't have PSE11. Jody gave me some pointers on how to achieve similar effects using adjustment layers and blending. My DD took the photo with her cell phone, and I extracted David because the wall behind him was two shades of dark green, with a gold border and a photo, in flesh tones, just behind his cheek - very distracting! This is my first attempt, which seems a little washed out to me. I used the technique Brandy discussed in her video to color the title and distribute the quotes, and used the same fonts. Then I layered the whole composition over a duplicate of the Different Strokes paper to add a border. Version 3 will follow, for comparison (version 2 is much darker - I don't like it much.) I asked DH for an opinion. He thinks the stuff on the front of the shirt is distracting, and I agree, but didn't think to photoshop it out in the photo. And he always lets me know if he can't read something easily; in this case, he thinks "Curious" should be "Curiosity" and in a less fancy font, and that the quotes should be darker. I'd appreciate any input from your collective wisdom!
AWI_SSStyle_BLended 8201-4 (ret) - applied to quotes
Fonts: Scorched Earth, Before the Rain, CK Terzini;
Quotes: Ellen Paar - "The cure for boredom . . ."; "Be curious always . . ." Marcus Aurelius, or Sudie Black, or Abigail Adams (the original credit in my file) - when I looked it up, there were several attributions; I picked the oldest one.