From youngster to Grand Old Lady… We have true vintage right next door: Caritsa – a 29-year old Swedish warmblood horse, still going strong (if at her own pace…)!
For this week’s PAF, I let her model for me.
I used Bonnie’s pdpa Lost and found texture (flipped horizontally to avoid too much interference with Caritsa’s muzzle…) in several layers for the vintage look. The image of the horse was duplicated and treated with a “Find edges” filter, blended onto the image at 82% Vivid light, to enhance the edges. I have also used a blurred copy of the horse layer in Screen blending mode to soften the image and give it a bit of a sheen.
I ended up with a rather pale image in 11 layers, which I then duplicated, merged, and set the blending mode to Multiply at 64% – a way to heighten the definition a bit, and the effect is adjusted with the opacity.