Last night I played with some of my art in Photoshop to see what I could come up with.
The Black Fish is the end result.
This scanned image of ink lino cut stamp over watercolour looked very washed out,
so I adjusted the levels to make it look sharper.
My quick sketch of a fish looked very dirty when scanned .
I gave it a bit of a clean all over using the dodge tool, then cleaned up it's face with the brush tool.
Wow! you can really notice the difference. I left the rest as I couldn't be bothered with all that detail.
I then cut out with fish with the magnetic tool, placed it over the other image and reduced the opacity.
Here I got this effect for the back image from the "dust & scratch" filter.
The fish I used "hard light" in layers to make it sharper.
Lastly I used "puppet warp" to alter the back image.
Then on the fish I used "glowing edges" in texturise, which made the fish black.
So from two ordinary looking scanned images, I think I made something that looks pretty cool.