The A Monster Calls movie trailer got my attention on so many levels. It’s the story of a boy whose imagination and drawings come to life, featuring a powerfully evocative soundtrack, a visually magnificent monster, and brilliant film credits drifting over a backdrop of flowing inks and watercolors. The moment I saw the trailer, […]View Post
If you get excited by the thought of applying realistic painterly effects such as impasto, oil, watercolor, or pastel to your photos, or if you dream of mimicking the brushstrokes of legendary artists like Monet, Van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Degas, and Cezanne, Topaz Labs’ Impression plug-in will have you dancing in the streets. I absolutely […]View Post
I cherish the way that Photoshop and Filter Forge allow you to combine natural media effects, such as watercolor and acrylic, with photos. In this example, I used Filter Forge’s Radial Acrylic filter. Visit my Discounts page to learn how you can get 50% off the purchase of Filter Forge.
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Filter Forge is fast becoming one of my all-time favorite pieces of software for reproducing natural media effects such as watercolor, crayon, chalk, and pencil. In this image, I used a mask in Photoshop to combine the original photograph with the Filter Forge watercolor version.
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During a recent RMSP Creative Compositing workshop in Boulder, one of the lively participants, Lindsay Castor, presented an image of a train that triggered a variety of clever ideas. One of the most exciting suggestions was to gradually fade the train into a drawing or painting. Lindsay and I loved the idea so we […]View Post