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Old 08-02-2017, 03:00 PM
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Getting back to photo art

Hello, all! I was active in this forum a number of years ago, when I first started experimenting with photo manipulation art. Family obligations required me to put my personal interests on hold, but now I am finally free to pursue them again.

This is a study in a watercolor+sketch effect. I did not use any watercolor type filters on it; the technique involves putting a black mask on the entire photo and then bringing it back with low-opacity watercolor brushes. The line art effect is the Find Edges filter, adjusted, masked and blended to make it subtle. Layers of texture are blended in above and below the art layers. The original photo is from the WCRIL; I will include it as an upload as I have no idea how to find it again in the library.



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Old 08-02-2017, 03:28 PM
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Re: Getting back to photo art

Nice piece of work Barbara.

Are you still using CS or have you upgraded to PS CC?

If you are into landscapes, the WC Landscape forum has a monthly challenge where I submit manips (others do conventional paintings of course).

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Old 08-02-2017, 03:51 PM
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Re: Getting back to photo art

An interesting technique with wonderful results.

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Old 08-02-2017, 03:53 PM
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Re: Getting back to photo art

Thank you, Peter and Doug! Yes, I love doing landscapes, and it is good to know that the forum you mentioned is open to photo manipulation work. I imagine (hope) the climate for acceptance is better than it was when I was here before (10+ years). I am using the Adobe CC suite, learning how to use Lightroom.
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Re: Getting back to photo art

Welcome back, Barbara.
The results of your hard work paid off resulting in an exquisite painting. I think this one would look awesome printed on canvas, adding to all the nice textures in the image and hanging on a wall. Your technique (thanks for sharing) which demonstrates intentional omissions and inclusions adds so much calmness and mood. Hopefully you shall share additional creations in this Forum.
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Barbara,

Lorell stole the first word that came to mind when I saw your image - "exquisite" describes it perfectly.

Outstanding work - I am very impressed.
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Very nice work. Interesting how you did it. Looking forward to more from you!
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