I’ve been going through the archives, looking for more images that I think would work well with a painterly edit. This one seemed perfect. I’ve found the key to a good painterly image is a strong composition and vibrant colors.
It doesn’t even matter if the image is completely in focus. This one below of a cute chipmunk was one where the focus missed. I’d have never shared the original, but the painterly route saved it. I still liked the image because of the colors and composition, so I used an adjustment brush in lightroom to try and add sharpness, contrast, and clarity on the little guy, before using Topaz Impressions. Then I used ColorEfex Pro 4 to add a little something extra.
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but there are a lot of new followers to this blog, so I’ll say it again. You can salvage your out of focus, slightly blurry, iphone photos with a painterly app. Nobody will ever know you messed up, and they’ll think you’re just being creative haha.
(Just to avoid any confusion, the photos in this post were taken with my Nikon D7000.)
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with good light.