Below is a picture that my 12 year old daughter took in Florida this last spring.
I thought it might be nice to turn her photo into a nice piece of artwork for her birthday.
I used a bit of photoshop magic to remove the name “Donatella” from the back of the boat.
I then added my daughters name “Darby” to the back of the boat. Notice the rippled reflection in the water.
Then again using photoshop, I used art effects to make the photo look like a water color painting.
Now for the next step it is nice to own a sign shop. I cropped the image to my desired shape, then printed the image on our thermal printer onto high performance adhesive back vinyl. Then I adhered the vinyl printed image on to a piece of black sign board. Then using a piece of brushed aluminum sign board I mounted the image with the black border on top of the brushed aluminum sign board using some spacers to make the image “float” above the aluminum.
Finished product. She seems quite happy with it.