One Photo Focus is here! I’ve really got to thank Stacy for keeping this challenge. It’s so fun to see everyone’s interpretation of the same image and it’s a great challenge to do something different than my usual. Below you’ll find my image as well as the original image provided by Michelle Lunato, so thanks much to Michelle for a fun image. Please do check out Stacy’s blog when you have time to see everyone’s submissions. I’m excited to see what everyone came up with!
I’m always trying to push myself in different ways, so this month I went for the painted look. I’ve used the mixer brush tool in photoshop before to blend things but this time I had fun experimenting with it a bit further regarding brush strokes. I usually use Topaz Impression for a brush stroke look but I was unsatisfied with the way it handled the bright starburst, even at a reduced opacity, so I decided to try to blend it myself.
After viewing that Turner exhibition recently, I realized how amazing his paintings were to include muted areas, detail, depth and light all rolled into one. Not to mention a whole other host of techniques I couldn’t even begin to address being that I’m not knowledgable about painting. It was fun pushing myself!
- Created layers containing accentuated boat detail
- Created 2 motion blur layers of entire image
- Combined final blur image with detail boat layers
- Made squiggle of light beneath bottom of boat
- Enhanced color via Nik Color Efex
- Painted image with mixer brush tool in photoshop.
Thank you Stacy for coordinating this fun challenge! 🙂