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I took this picture of Misty back in 2007.  The original image was actually taken with a real film camera and was printed from a real negative.  I found the negative last week and wanted to do something cool with it.  I took the negative over to my favorite camera shop to see if someone could print it for me.  The lady in charge told me that they didn’t have anybody to print it at the moment, but if I wanted to, I could do it myself.  It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything in a darkroom, so it was kinda nice to see that I haven’t lost my touch.

When I was finished in the darkroom, I decided to see what I could do with it in Photoshop.  I love the sketch effect most of all.  I took the original image and took the color down just a little bit and then used the Sketch FX plugin to create this.

I’ve already had 2 people say they wanted prints of it.  The lady at the camera shop is going to display the original and the sketch in her store.  I’m still learning all of the ins and outs of Photoshop, but in this case it helps that she had a $15,000 Kyocera digital printer that can print anything from a wallet sized print to photo panels for a billboard.  I wish I had one, but it would take up my whole living room.  DARN!

Maybe I should have made a mural out of this.


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Hello and welcome to my blog! Blacky's Burrow is my personal blog about me and my best friends Misty and Johnny. These are the atypical day to day antics of a crazy cat person and a Rose-Point Siamese cat that's just a little bit crazier.

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