In the long interim since my last post I have been busy creating multiple exposure images and exploring a new plugin called Topaz Restyle. Here I combined both and then took things a step further with Paintshop's glowing edges effect.
The multiple exposure image is created digitally by combining several or many individual shots. I took 21 pics of this set up. I liked the light shining through the beer bottles but it didn't translate well to what I had imagined. The background is too busy and this might work better with one or two bottles instead of three. At any rate I decided to see what I could get from the photos I made. The camera was hand held and I intentionally moved so that no two shots were exactly the same.
Using Corel's Paintshop Pro X5 I opened all the images and copied them as individual layers into one image. I made the base image larger by increasing the canvas size. This allows me to get an edge effect after I re-position each layer. That doesn't show up very well here but you'll see it in subsequent posts of trees where I have used the same technique.
To blend the layers in this image I simply adjusted the opacity of each. The top layer is at 5% and the bottom layer at 100%, with about a 5% step for each layer in-between. Each layer was also re-positioned and had a levels adjustment applied to it. This next image also had the Topaz plug-in "Restyle" applied to it. I wanted to shift the colors and by masking the bottles separated them from the bench and windows in the background.