One of the things I love to do is design things, which sometimes means experimenting on my photoshop and illustrator programs. I enjoy taking a photo, playing around with it and seeing what I can come up with. That's how I got this before and after:
Truthfully I like them both, but the second one gives it a little edge. So, how did I do it?
I took my beginning photo:
Opened it in Illustrator, then clicked "Live Trace":
Live trace doesn't work well with all photos, I just happened to have fun playing around and got lucky that it looked nice after it was done!
Then I copied the live trace photo into the same file with my original photo, clicked the layer property to "multiply".
And that's how I got the end result:
I decided to add the finished product to a poster on Zazzle: