I found this city street image–I love working with city backgrounds–and then this image of a model. I liked the model image because it is not a boring pose and it is different. I wanted to create some “edge” with this image.
I then dropped in this cool abstract design over the background, then I lowered the opacity and changed it to black and white.
Finally I changed the model to black and white and then used the Paper effect. This effect can really give a cool feeling to the whole image and the white makes the model pop off the screen. I finally wanted to give it more dimension and repeated the model multiple times to add some fun and flare to the final image.