|Ruffled Daylily Artistic Brush Stroke with Ink Outlines|
I finally made the move to purchase Adobe Photoshop and have been enjoying learning how to produce some digital art from my garden photos. It is going to take some time to learn all the program has to offer and I am anticipating taking many new photos to work from. Just when I thought my appreciation for the art of nature could not be any greater I am now enjoying the beauty of the garden through yet a different medium.
|Coneflower Adobe Photoshop Artistic Dry Brush|
I am using a variety of techniques including dry brush strokes, angled and crosshatch strokes, ink outlines and blurs to soften the effects. This Coneflower is a photo that I took at Old Westbury Gardens. I applied an Artistic Dry Brush Stroke to achieve this effect.
|Dahlia Adobe Photoshop Dry Brush|
This Dahlia photo was taken at the Planting Fields Arboretum last summer. It was also created with Artistic Dry Brush. Dahlias have a lot of structure to begin with so this was an easy flower to work with.
|Stargazer Lillium Adobe Photoshop Dry Brush Gaussian Blur|
Artistic Dry Brush Sponge and Gaussian Blur were used to create the softer look of this Stargazer Lillium from my home garden ...
Adobe Photoshop Artistic Sponge|
as well as this Japanese Iris. The sponge tool gives more of a watercolor appearance to the photograph.
|Daylily Adobe Photoshop Artistic Dry Brush|
Photographs of the Daylily (above) and Coneflower (below) were also taken at Old Westbury Gardens. I used the Dry Brush and Cut Out tools but then altered the brush stroke size to get the look I wanted.
|Coneflower Adobe Photoshop Artistic Dry Brush Cut Out|
The peony (below) is a favorite bloom in my personal garden. The photograph has been created using the Filter Oil Painting Application. Thanks to Donna at GWGT and my graphic designer cousin I learned this part of the program and am hooked!
|Peony Adobe Photoshop Filter Oil Painting (Newly Added)|
|Daylily Photoshop Filter Oil Paint Application (Newly Added)|
Here is the same coneflower as above with the Filter Oil Paint Application.
|Coneflower Adobe Filter Oil Paint (Newly Added)|