I had some free time tonight and decided to take a break/design something for fun. The picture is an inside joke but I wanted to play with some lighting effects after coming across a new U2 video. It reminded me of an old Apple ad for the latest Coldplay album featuring a silhouetted individual with all sorts of colorful visuals in the foreground and background. I liked the concept and decided to create a still shot of my own with a slight spin… I wanted to add more vibrancy to the image with an O’Neil jacket/shirt I had because I liked the colors, so I selectively brought out the colored sections and added a glow behind the image using a variety of image screens and blurs with a diffused brush to add another subtle effect. The image itself I de-saturated and darkened/ highlighted with some simple burn and dodge effects. I tossed in a few assorted brushes as well into the background image to add more contrast. I normally tend to go for a more clean/ simple look with my designs, but this was an experiment with lighting and effects, so here’s what I ended up with.
The high-res can be seen in my Photoshop section by clicking the image below: