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.
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 →
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 →
Still playing with the Powder Paint Effect another subject that this type of processing enhances is the photography of flowers…
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.
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.
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
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.
With my final edit being a monochrome version
Have a good weekend everyone and happy snapping. 😀 😀 😀
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.
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.
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.