So, I can’t sleep recently, it’s a malady that I can’t seem to get past. I have so much trouble actually falling asleep that I find myself staring at the wall in the dark for hours, and sometimes, picking up my phone and doing some research on fun things to do with photography.
The other night, I came across a person asking how to make their photos look like paintings, and even further, I found a tutorial on how to do it in Photoshop. I decided to give it a try, I do have a range of photos that I can attempt to change, and while it’s an interesting idea, I think it only works well with some photos, and even more so, you have to do it right. I don’t know if I really did a good job of it, it definitely changed the looks of the photos without being drastic, I hear there are programs where you can actually “make” the brush strokes, and that would probably be highly superior to adding a few layers of filters, but anyway, I decided to take 3 photos from the zoo, and make “paintings” of them. What do you guys think?
This one changed the least. Two more after the break if you want to see…
And one more, with a photo from yesterday to start with
Overall, it’s an interesting effect that is a bit hard to see if you don’t zoom in, but it wasn’t what I really wanted, I hear Corel Painter X let’s you actually do brush strokes, and maybe that’s not true, but I think I won’t really be interested in this “style” unless I find something more like that.
Anyway, I have to say though, that the Flamingo picture above is one of my absolute favorites from the trip to the zoo. 🙂
What do you guys think?