I went for an artistic finish by airbrushing followed by a b&w handpainted action and faded the opacity to recover the color slightly to give it some depth. What do you think? The processed original follows.
It appears soft because it is a hand painted effect. For what its worth, it appears dreamy, but still sharp in print - I just was much less agressive in sharpening the resized version. I appreciate the feedback.Transmit said:Interesting effect but it seems a bit soft. I prefer the original, nice colors.
Just to report back, the client was amazed at the final print, and loved the effect. Thanks for the comments - that goes for everyone.kengo said:I like the edited version, it muted the very bright background.