On my birthday in December, I had lunch with a friend in Portland’s Chinatown. I didn’t go to this particular restaurant, but I could help but to photograph the sign. For those of you who don’t live in the area… yes, the sign is real. The sign was recently restored. In the native Cantonese Hung Far sounds like red flower, Low means restaurant or tower.
For this particular design I had fun with the background. I used the paintbrush to make the diagonal lines. Then I duplicated the layer and flipped it. One layer I blurred slightly and the other I embossed a bit. Of course I played around with Photoshop’s 3-d abilities for the PDX. It was a fun way to spend the last day of January while I waited for my kale chips to be finished.