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Creating artistic effects


25 Aug 2014 12:30PM
I consider I am a reasonable photographer (LRPS) club member and comp. entrant.
As you well know, extremely 'photoshopped' 'pictures' are now an accepted part of competitions and societies.
Although I use the basics in photoshop.....levels...curves...shasows highlights etc an, fairly basic cloning; I am not up to speed with 'creating' a picture from elements brought in from other images. May main subject interests are 'flora' inc macro , travel, and 'street' so I suppose full blown photoshopping is not a problem
I do have some particularly pleasant shots of boats, yachts etc moored in estuaries and wondered how I could turn these into a 'Turneresque' painterly effect.
I understand there are available software that could do this
Any guidance please and advice which doesn't require high photoshop expertise/
Thanks

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25 Aug 2014 1:00PM
Michael try here http://design.tutsplus.com/categories/photo-effects.

Hope you find this one useful.
puertouk 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 2:02PM
There's thousands of videos free on Youtube. You will find everything there about Photoshop and "how to do" projects. Phlearn.com, Glyn Dewis and dozens more.
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
25 Aug 2014 3:18PM

Quote:Michael try here http://design.tutsplus.com/categories/photo-effects.

Hope you find this one useful.


Gareth - linky not worky...'page not found'
25 Aug 2014 3:22PM
Sorry..

http://design.tutsplus.com/

look in the sections to find what you need.
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 3:28PM
+1 for youtube -
the more specific you are, the better the results, so try a youtube search for 'Turneresque processing in photoshop',
or 'artistic processing in photoshop'.
Dave_Canon 8 940 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 5:31PM
Good software for painterly effects is Coral's Painter but it can be hard work and require patience like painting. Some nice effects can be found in Topaz Simplify.

Dave
Chris_L e2
1.5k United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 11:35PM
Did you play with Oil Paint?

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26 Aug 2014 9:20PM
Yes, but doesn't give the results I want
I think the only way is via the photoshop route advanced techniques, and I am not there yet
Look at 'Turner' paintings thats what I want to achieve
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 9:44PM
My immediate thought Michael would be to use several layers of directional blur with masks,
and also the same with noise layer masks.
I have a feeling Dave Eviscera might have something worthwhile to add, and also Andrew Scaramanga .
collywobles 10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 10:44AM
Michael

I the PS presets are not what you are looking for the only way to find your own style is to play and use PS a great deal. Its not easy and might take a very long time to find what you want - but its the only way.

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