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The Old Sail Loft Restaurant, Looe

By TrevBatWCC    
A bit of artwork, created using an image from my holiday to Torquay last June. Had a coach day out over the border into Cornwall, first visiting Looe, then going on to Polperro.
It was created using an app called Brushstroke on the iPad. It's the best method I've ever tried for creating artwork, being very good at achieving realistic effects from photographic images, and comes with dozens of presets, each of which can be tweaked with a variety of settings for the intensity of the effect, exposure, contrast, vibrance, temperature, etc, plus canvas type. It wasn't free, can't remember how much the app cost, but it wasn't expensive. I love using it, my only niggle is there isn't a desktop version, it has to be created and saved on the iPad (or even on the iPhone), then transferred.
This is the Old Sail Loft Restaurant in East Looe, originally uploaded a year ago (shown again here as the version) and given a sort of pencil drawing/watercolour effect.

Many thanks to Kate (Irishkate), and Dave (HobbitDave) for their additional User Awards on my earlier upload, Planet Venice , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Brushstroke, Nik Collection's plugins, and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Cornwall Digital manipulation Architecture Artwork Specialist and abstract Restaurant Looe Arty Brushstroke Old Sail Loft

Voters: bobpaige1, bliba, IainHamer and 50 more


bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
30 Jun 2020 11:24AM
great processing

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Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2020 11:40AM
Lovely original image Trev- such photogenic places in Cornwall.
I love your Brushstroke effect - even more appealing.
Where's my suitcase?
30 Jun 2020 12:03PM
Love the original image, and quite struck with the effect version Trev.
dales Plus
4 10 Australia
30 Jun 2020 12:49PM
Wow ! Impressive creative result Trev , the original is excellent also Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2020 12:51PM
Excellent images, I like the work on the lead and the version's appeal.
Isabel GrinGrin
30 Jun 2020 1:08PM
a lovely artwork, Trev, and it looks like fun doing this
you may also consider the Dynamic Auto Painter 6
i have the cheapest option (HOME edition) on my PC
it's automatic but asking plenty of user involvement before you click the Go button
30 Jun 2020 1:38PM
Excellent images
Fefe Plus
8 50 33 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2020 1:51PM
Love them both Trev GrinGrin
I used to have some software that did different effects like was a long time ago and I doubt they would even work on Window's 10.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2020 1:54PM
That gives you a pleasing result - a lovely old building with 'character'.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
30 Jun 2020 1:54PM
Produces a great result 😁
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
30 Jun 2020 1:55PM
Saves a lot of time if you want a photo and a sketch/drawing of the same scene! Ingenious.
30 Jun 2020 2:18PM
Absolutely loved the lead, what a great app you have found Trevor.

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
Love the creative lead Trev, it works well on this type of image.
11 10 10 England
30 Jun 2020 4:20PM
Trev the version is my favourite!!!!
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2020 5:40PM
Beautifully crafted lead Trev.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2020 8:33PM
trev, I like them both
Philpot Plus
8 203 4 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2020 8:35PM
If there was snow on the ground it would make a nice xmas card Trev! Wink
30 Jun 2020 10:23PM
Lovely set Trev and a very creative effect in the lead.

PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
30 Jun 2020 10:23PM
A very realistic effect which few software packages achieve. The subject suits it very well.
Nice one Trev
Both versions work well Trev, love the processing.

1 Jul 2020 2:28PM
Nice artwork but I like the original a little more.
1 Jul 2020 7:12PM
Love your lead Trev excellent work..Lin
2 Jul 2020 12:59PM
Beautiful art work, love this transformation.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2020 1:37PM
Beautiful processing and love both.
Drighlynne Plus
9 125 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2020 11:50AM
Have eaten there Trevor, Love both images.

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