Day Ten ~ A Painterly Effect

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” ~John Ruskin

 

Today’s assignment in Kim’s class is to use gradient maps, filters, adjustment layers, textures, and other
techniques, to create a painted effect from a photo.

It was an interesting lesson, but I still haven’t committed the process to memory!  I need my notebook beside me!

The countryside around Florence, Italy.

The countryside around Florence, Italy.

The tower of an old church in Assisi, Italy stands guard over lush fields.

The tower of an old church in Assisi, Italy, stands guard over lush fields.

A view of Assisi from Rocco Maggiore.

A view of Assisi from Rocco Maggiore.

 Kim Klassen’s textures used: Finale, Sienna and Vintage Gradient on the middle photo.

I need a lot of practice, but these are my first versions of the Painterly Effect.
I used PhotoShop Elements to process the photos.

Thank you for visiting!  

Judy

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Day 8: Beyond Layers: “Start to Finish”

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

If Mr. Holmes is correct, then my mind must be larger by INCHES this week! 😉
I learned many new steps and skills with PhotoShop Elements.  My mind was whirling.  (and growing, apparently!)

Now….if I can just retain these new concepts!

 

Blush rose.

Blush rose.

Info: Nikon D300, 105mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/3.2, 1/100
Texture: KK Revolution on Overlay @48% opacity.
Paint brush @90% to deepen lower part of image.
KK Vintage gradient in custom.

Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers online class.  Textures and gradient are Kim Klassen designs.

Thank you for taking a peek!

Judy
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