At BetterPhoto's online photography school, we have many creative instructors. One of them is Deborah Sandidge, who does some amazing things with both her "straight" photography and with Photoshop plug-ins. Here's more from Deb:
"Creating a painterly look with a photo is easy with Alien Skin Snap Art! This is one of my favorite ways to add texture and dimension, while keeping the original foundation of the photograph. The latest version of Snap Art has wonderful effects and variations. Pointillism, one of the many painterly effects in Snap Art, creates dabs of impressionistic color which is a lot of fun! You can vary the brush length and even the canvas type.
"A cool edge treatment adds the perfect finishing touch. I used OnOne PhotoFrame to add to the painterly look of this image. Creating a painterly look is mesmerizing, somehow relaxing, and a wonderful creative outlet.
"Have fun painting! ~ Deb"
- Like these ideas? Then join Deb Sandidge for her online Photoshop courses Photoshop - Enhancing Digital Images and Creating Works of Art and Digital Infrared Photography.
- Also, Deb is a contributor to an upcoming book (co-authored by Jim Miotke and myself): The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light.