To wash out the color I used an adjustment layer level, along with a hue/sat adjustment layer. This gives the background a bright paper and dark ink line tech look that allows for the portrait of Daria to appear as if it's coming out of the page.
I also enhanced certain parts of the image and removed several other fractals that became redundant in the scene.
In order for the text to be clearly readable I added a stroke effect to the text that had a contrasting color to that of the text.
Daria Cyborg Queen Tech is composed of 178 layers of which 61 fractals were used in creating this portrait Science Fiction Portrait.
32 fractals were used to create the eyes, eye sockets, brows and lashes; 1 fractal for the lips; 6 fractals for the nose and supporting structure; 2 fractals for the face; 7 fractals for the skull; 5 fractals for the garment; 6 fractals for additional accents; 4 Kaleidoscopes for the background.
To create the fractals I used the Fractron 9000 Fractal Generator; for the kaleidoscopes I used a program called Kaleider. All elements were assembled and post process with the Photo Elements 7 Image Editor.