Here is an example of the steps that my images go through, minus the original image. As I spoke in a previous post on this photo I was looking for a spooky effect. Using a sepia tone added with the seemingly ghostly radial blur, then finally adding a texture that introduces an old fashioned feel.
Was heading for a Moonlight/House Of Night effect on this photo. For those of you who are not familiar with either, Moonlight is an american vampire TV series and House Of Night is a teens book series.
This time going with the similar effects as the first image but with a splash of colour.
Removing colour to the background and singling out the eye features I try to capture the main centre and outline of her eye. Then adding swirls, a mix of colours and a focus blur I think it works just right.