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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/

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GarethRobinson 11 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 1:00PM
Michael try here http://design.tutsplus.com/categories/photo-effects.

Hope you find this one useful.
puertouk 6 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 Plus
7 7.3k 33 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'
GarethRobinson 11 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 3:22PM


look in the sections to find what you need.
arhb Plus
10 3.3k 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 11 1.3k 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.

Chris_L Plus
3 4.1k United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 11:35PM
Did you play with Oil Paint?


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 Plus
10 3.3k 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 13 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 10:44AM

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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