South Melbourne, where I live, is regarded as the arts industries precinct covering advertising, graphic arts, film and video making, musicianship, radio and so on, along with some highly creative boutique stores and modern eateries. The suburb is also one of the oldest in Melbourne and was originally called Emerald Hill. The architecture is solid Victorian-era. Quite a few of the old homes and shops are now businesses that have no trouble advertising their wares using their windows. I plan to do a series of such windows in the area, this post being the first. I have no doubt you can work out the type of business behind this window!
The other aspect to this post is to show that you can turn a not-so-good image into something that is quite good. PicSketch has that ability. I’d love to know how it does it, but I’m just grateful for its power.
As you can see, the day was very sunny by all the white specular highlights and blotches. Normally, this image would have gone onto the scrapheap. However, I could ‘see’ that it could be highly graphic in black+white, either as a sketch or something much stronger, like the lith-effect I am enjoying using at present. I have prepared a few versions which I’m very pleased with, but today will only show the one. What do you think of the result? This was the first attempt. Keep in mind, I don’t do any further editing after using the effect.