Powder Paint Effect

Eltham Court Palace in London

Eltham Court Palace in London

As many of you have gathered I am well and truly into this Powder Paint Effect. What I love about it.. is the simplicity of the processing and now I have figured away with using this in Lightroom; which is cutting down my processing workflow a little.  With only 10 days to go.. until Op Day.. I thought I would play around with a photograph from Eltham Court Palace.

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The Greenhouse at Walmer Castle

The Greenhouse at Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle Greenhouse

A photograph of the greenhouse at Walmer Castle – Powder Paint Effect

As you stroll around the gardens of Walmer Castle in Kent… you come across this greenhouse where they grow their seedlings… and I had to take its photograph.  I processed the above primarily in Photoshop and Lightroom using the Powder Paint Effect.  To add a difference to the image.. on my second rework I added a pink tint to the background. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Floral, Landscape, Photography, 0 comments
Yellow Flowers of Lullingstone

Yellow Flowers of Lullingstone

A photograph of yellow flowers taken in the World Gardens at Lullingstone Castle in Kent.

Taking this Powder Paint to another level is something that I wanted to try… I love Topaz Impression 2 and I wondered what the effect would look like after adding a paint effect to the image. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Digital Art, Floral, Photography, 2 comments
Flowers From Lullingstone

Flowers From Lullingstone

A photograph of flowers taken at Lullingstone Castle processed in the Powder paint effect.

Still playing with the Powder Paint Effect another subject that this type of processing enhances is the photography of flowers…

Posted by Bren in Floral, Photography, 2 comments
Vase full of flowers

Vase full of flowers

A photograph of a vase full of flowers taken at Hall Place in Bexley, given a powder paint effect.

I played around with this photograph back in October 2016 in a post called The Vase – Take Six and today I thought I would give it the Powder Paint Effect which I am finding very interesting to do…

To the original image I did the following in Photoshop

  • Added a gradient overlay to the background layer
  • Added a gradient overlay, colour overlay and drop shadow to the to Box outline
  • Removed some of the powder effect to bring out more details of the flowers and vase.

I have decided to put most of these powder paint effect photos up for sale on Fine Art America should people wish to buy any prints or greeting cards.

Posted by Bren in Digital Art, Floral, Photography, 6 comments
Ashenbank Woods – Powder Paint Effect

Ashenbank Woods – Powder Paint Effect

I have always liked the photograph I did of Ashenbank woods where I created a water reflection to a landscape to add a different aspect to the photograph.

Anyway today I decided I would try creating a Powder Paint Effect to this photograph.

A photograph of Ashenbank Woods created in Photoshop to create water reflection and given Powder Paint Effect.

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Posted by Bren in Digital Art, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, 8 comments
Maroon Flower from The Salutation

Maroon Flower from The Salutation

A photograph of a flower taken at The Salutation in Sandwich.

Back in July 2015 we visited The Salutation in Sandwich, Kent… and I took a photograph of a wonderful, vivid, maroon coloured flower.  I played around with the crop and did some small edits in Lightroom before exporting this image to Photoshop.

Keeping with the powder paint effect I have been doing recently… I then decided to tone down the flower and create this version of the image

A photograph of a flower taken at The Salutation in Sandwich, processed in Lightroom and given a Powder Paint Effect.

To create that effect I added  Vibrance, Saturation and Gradient Map adjustment layers to the image..  I then added a colour overlay to the box outline.  Once my image was imported back into Lightroom I did two further edits, by creating virtual copies.

A photograph of a flower taken at The Salutation in Sandwich, processed in Lightroom and given a Powder Paint Effect.

With my final edit being a monochrome version

A photograph of a flower taken at The Salutation in Sandwich, processed in Lightroom and given a Powder Paint Effect.

 

Have a good weekend everyone and happy snapping. 😀 😀 😀

Posted by Bren in Digital Art, Floral, Photography, 2 comments
Light Reading…

Light Reading…

Well as I have not been able to get out and about to take photographs… which I totally miss by the way.. I have turned my hand to digital art.  Continuing with  the Powder Paint theme that I have been working with  over the last couple of days… I created this image by using a photo I found on Wiki by William Adolphe Bouguereau called Daisy…

To add extra elements to the image… I used a clipart image of a book and added fairy dust to the image…

I like the pastel shades of the first image… but I also like the coffee tones when I added a Lightroom Preset to the image.

Posted by Bren in Digital Art, Portrait, 4 comments
One step further

One step further

Yesterday I spoke about powder paint effect and how I am liking what it does to your photographs… anyway yesterday I decided to play around even further.. and I created the above Angel Boy by adding a starry background.. and changing the colour of the background layer to compliment the colours of the boy.

Just before Christmas my son took a wonderful photograph of our little grand-daughter sitting in front of their Christmas tree.. I just loved the photograph.. and I have created a black and white version which is now on wall.

Anyway I played around in Photoshop …  changed the background layer colour, removed elements from the original photograph and added a sparkly overlay to the image.

She is such a little cutie… and I think that particular pose of hers is absolutely beautiful.. once I had finished in Photoshop, I did a few minor edits in Lightroom.

Posted by Bren in Digital Art, Photography, Portrait, 2 comments
Powder Paint Artwork

Powder Paint Artwork

Whilst scouring Facebook today.. I came across a post where they were discussing the use of Powder Paint and giving your images a powder paint feeling to them… Anyway I followed the link and watched the tutorial on how to do the effect.  I downloaded the pack and decided to play around with it…

I love it…

The first image I did was my Ballerina image.

I then decided to play around with yesterday’s image

And my final image was my Moonstar Angel

I can image this type of artistry is good for portrait photographs… especially babies and animals.. I just love the softness that is given to the image… and I really how you can customise the powder effects by using a Colour Overlay.

Posted by Bren in Digital Art, Photography, 2 comments