I recently had the good fortune to photograph local band Whitemoor at a place called The Venue in Abbey Street, Derby.
After I'd posted the pictures on Facebook and my website www.carrington-imagery.co.uk I was trying to decide what else I could do with the pictures.
I decided to attempt to create a retro style film-strip featuring each member of the band in a different aperture.
The first thing I needed was a 35mm style film strip template. I looked around on Google images, found one that was suitable and opened it in Photoshop CS5.
After placing a white block over the parts of the images that protruded below the template I added a text layer with the name of the band in their particular font.
I decided I wanted a more grungy look to the film-strip so I added a checker plate texture to the image and used a hard light blend mode plus a reduction of opacity to 30% to get the look I wanted.
I converted the resulting image to black and white using Nik's Silver Efex Pro
Then finally I brought the converted image into Nik's Color Efex Pro to give it a vintage tint.
The final image is below and was well received by the members of the band.