Playing around with filters, blend modes and plugins. I like the idea of blending layers together to create rather abstract yet expressive effects.
Using some textured paper, a variety of filters and plugins plus some layer masks in Photoshop. Original image can be found here: www.morguefile.com/archive/display/851696 and the textured paper can be downloaded from here: www.flickr.com/photos/thomashebert/2367382540/in/faves-58…
Using a portrait from: www.morguefile.com/archive/display/955580 – I liked the emotion in the face which I wanted to explore. I used a variety of filters and then used Topaz Labs Simplify to add a softer pastel effect. I then used Google Nik Software Analog Effects 2 Wet Plate Filter to create the surrounding marks.
Using this image: www.morguefile.com/archive/dis… – I used a variety of filters and blend modes to create this illusion of a sketch on a notepad. You can download the notepad image file here: www.flickr.com/photos/dawgbyte… – there is also a tutorial which will show you how to create the sketch: www.deke.com/content/deke%E2%8…
I completed the image by using Google Nik Collection Analog Efex Pro 2.
The tutorial can be found here:www.deke.com/content/deke%E2%8…
It involves the use of Smart Filters to create the effect of a drawing on notepaper, it is quite effective.
Using an image of some trees, I created a reflection. I then used Topaz Labs Simplify to add the painterly effect. I applied the CS6 Old Paint Filter to bring out the effect even more. I then used Topaz Labs ReStyle to change the colours a little. I used a sponge brush on a layer mask to bring back some of the original colours. You can see that impressionism is a big influence in my work.
This song is my most often played at the moment. Fantastic choreography too.
Original image can be obtained here: https://pixabay.com/en/forest-sky-winter-landscape-r%C3%BCgen-584354/ – I used a variety of filters to create the painterly effect and the colours.