Monday, October 19, 2009

Window shopping...

This couple looked very romantic together as they did a little window shopping in downtown Savannah. I couldn't help but take pictures of the two as they walked with their arms around each other. The colorfully painted architecture, brick pavers and decorated windows made a composition that was hard to resist.

This painterly rendition was created using several Photoshop plug-ins. I like to enhance color and detail first. You can do this by using a Photoshop plug-in such as Topaz Adjust. The Psychedelic preset works well to intensify the image and prepare it for the next artistic step.

I liked the original photograph, but I wanted to make it look more like a painting. Snap Art has a variety of artistic media effects. I used Watercolor with an abstract brush which created an overall painterly look. This is just what I had in mind when I made the picture!

Like the idea? Please join me for Photoshop - Enhancing Digital Images and Creating Works of Art. This four week online course starts November 4th at BetterPhoto. Hope to see you there!