All of These Are My Own Original Photos, Protected by Digimarc Tracking
My base photo was saturated with color via Photo Shop, then turned into an oil thanks to the new CS6 Extended Photo Shop Program. | Source
Notice how the "brush strokes" done totally with digital photography, resembles an impressionist work. | Source
I was able to choose tone, intensity and even the TYPE of "brush strokes" using the Cs6 feature.. | Source
Using the channel color mixer, I changed the sky to deep turquoise, then outlined the limbs in "poster edges" before using the oil painting feature. | Source
I used a fixture called "The Sponge" to actually paint by hand some of the highlights before finishing with the Painting mode. | Source
The "brush strokes" were set for a heavier effect in this photo, to add drama to the composition. | Source
I used several features to lighten and darken this photo before using the paint mode..shadows add drama to any composition. | Source
I changed the color values, adding magenta, red and gold to the original photo before "digitally painting it.." | Source
Never be afraid to use bold, intense colors when using Photo Shop or the real thing (actual paint!)Flowers especially need to be dramatic and exciting to look at. as they have been "done to death" as an object of art. | Source
Less color was used here, but the oil-painted feature blended the details into a romantic, expressionist look. | Source
I changed a pink rose into a blue one with a photo filter, then digitally painted it for more impact. | Source
Using Photo Shop Tech, you can make your own Christmas Cards..like this one I am thinking of using next year.. | Source
A sleepy meadow can look like a dream, when it's digitally altered and painted.. | Source
-Taken at Oak Glen, I really darkened and intensified the original image before using the oil paint feature. You must always remember to flatten your image before progressing to the next step. (It's done with a click, so don't be intimidated). | Source
Using a blue photo filter, I played with this one until I made it as intense and stormy as possible. | Source
Look at the petals..can you see the brush-like strokes and the subtle way the shapes have altered to suggest movement? | Source
Even a trucking terminal at dusk can look special and mysterious using these features.. | Source
A simple landscape can become magical.. | Source
Pet photos can become truly artistic and special using these techniques..the hard part is finding a subject that will stay still! | Source
Notice that the textures come alive with color and movement- just another reason to invest in Photo Shop CS6. | Source
I am not adept at technical teaching, nor do I pose as a professional by any means. I posted my gallery to encourage others to use some of the new features now available. There are many programs out there for photographers, but my personal favorite is the new Photo Shop CS6 Extended by Adobe. It is a miracle to use and delightfully fun to experiment with. Never be afraid to play with color, add drama or highlights, or even change day into night. With the new "painting features" and photo filters you can become a special effects wizard in your own home.
I studied art at the University Level, and have some skill in drawing and color mixing. I was never able to express myself as well in this arena as I am now able to, via digital photography. Every artist must find her or his own niche and medium, and here's hoping my work will inspire others to experiment and enjoy these Photo Shop Programs--guilt free!
Note: These photos are my own original work, with copyright protection as provided via Digimarc Tracking. Please do not use without permission, as they are digitally marked and can be tracked over the internet.