Trying something new…yet again


 

artistic-daffodils

I just love experimenting.. and when you experiment you learn to do new things in Photoshop and Lightroom.  Now on this PC I have a problem the Oil Paint filter refuses to work in Photoshop.  I don’t know what the problem is but no way will it play ball.  And today I wanted to create a painted effect photo.

So to create a painted effect photo, without having to revert to using my laptop, I used the Artistic Filters within Photoshop.  To use this filters I had to turn my original into an 8 bit photo, which was simple enough using the Image ► Mode ► 8 bits/channel.  This gave me the option to use the Artistic Filters.

Now here is the problem, I know I used a texturiser, a brush and a sponge.. but I didn’t write down the exact uses of them.. and neither did I create an action so I could use them again.  And when I went back to my history panel it didn’t tell me exactly what I did and what settings I used.

Daffodils
A photograph of daffodils taken at Hole Park in Kent

I know I could have processed it further in Photoshop using Camera Raw.. but to be perfectly honest, I prefer using Lightroom for that task.. so I wasn’t bother about the darkness before importing it back into Lightroom.

I then added split-toning, radial filters and played around with the sliders in the Basic Panel of Lightroom, until I achieved a much lighter and more golden-toned image.

Daffodils
A photograph of daffodils taken at Hole Park in Kent

I still wasn’t that happy with the image.. but didn’t know why.  What was it that I didn’t like?  And it wasn’t until I put the image into a photo frame using Lightroom’s Print Module did the image turn into something like I was trying to achieve; a textured golden toned photography of Daffodils.  I will work on this photograph even more at a later date as to me it still isn’t right, but what I am pleased about is that you can create an artistic piece of work, without using the Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop.

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Written by Bren (RyanPhotography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called RyanPhotography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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