The learnings and skill-building grew, and one day, to my surprise, I produced what looked like a piece of 'impressionist' art while editing a photograph in Photoshop Elements 8. The process is more than simply applying one of the fine art type Filters in the Photoshop Elements 8 program. I tried the process on other photographs and got similar great results. The next couple of weeks are a blur as the technique was refined to produce unique pieces of artwork out of simple photographs.
Allow me to show you some 'before' and 'after' examples of the application of my little technique. First, the before:
And then, after the application of the technique - the after!
another version after the application of the technique:
Below is the same photograph after the application of my technique. It makes quite a difference, don't you think? From a rather ordinary photograph to something that could be matted and framed!
Here is another before:
and a second variation after applying the technique:
Do you have some photographs you would like to give such a fine art look? I would love to turn some of your special photographs into pieces of art that you can hang on your wall. If you would like a impressionist, painterly feel applied to a photograph such as one of your home, a place of business, a school, a garden, a vacation spot, etc. etc., check out the static page you can access by clicking on 'Your Photos As Art' (just below my header), or by clicking HERE. There I explain how you can engage me for this service. You can also view more applications of this technique on that stand-alone page.