So I have this ancient deck of playing cards that I’ve had since high school (1969) - heavily used, traveled and faded - used almost exclusively for cribbage, often at the beach while drinking margaritas. Oh, if the cards could talk. Anyway, this card, the King of Diamonds called to me last weekend. I used pretty much every trick I have to bring back the color, contrast and detail, along with throwing some paint and brush strokes onto the background. Lots of layers.


Nice work.

Uhm, would it be possible to see the original so as to appreciate the fine work you have done?

Aloha Michael, Because curious minds have a need to know, here is the original “King of Diamonds”. If only this card and been the Queen of Spades…

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Wow, a stunning transformation - fantastic processing!