Sunday, June 03, 2012

Beyond Layers Day 10 : Painterly Effect

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. 

In Picassa, I used the Lomo-ish filter.  Just wanted to try the new filters ...  Quick and easy treatment!


Beverly said...

Hi Michele - stopping by from Beyond Layers II group. Your final photo has a painterly effect, and your composition is so lovely with the blossoming tree and the raw wooden gate. I too struggled with the adjustments for lack of knowing what I was doing. The warmer wood tones on the gate and tree really enhances the coloring altogether. Nice job!!!

hootnonny said...

I love the richness of the tones of the first photo.