This was my first attempt at this Painterly effect treatment. The colors are toned down, but I'm not convinced it's painterly ... Maybe I have a different impression of painterly? I guess I want to see strokes of paint and canvas texture. It does look like it has a varnish applied over the top.
Here's what I did Layer-by-Layer :
Layer 1 : Background Copy
Layer 2 : Sharpen (Kim says over-sharpen for a painterly effect)
Layer 3 : Underfainting (not sure what this does, but it sounded good)
Layer 4 : Kim Klassen's Finale Texture Multiply blend mode at 100%
Layer 5 : Jerry Jones' Used Canvas4 Overlay blend mode at 59%
In the video, Kim used a lot of color adjustments, but didn't explain they why. Not understanding what I was doing, I didn't mess with them--maybe if I had, I'd have gotten more of a painterly effect?
Here's the original photo, the impressionist-type image I wanted to start with. This is from our trip to France in April, a walk around the village of Mazilly.
This Magnolia tree was in bloom and the fence was a nice touch.