Robyn hosts the one four challenge at Robyn’s Fine Art – take one of our own photos and edit it four ways over the course of the month. My photo for this month – a shot of our hedgerow in the winter and my intent is to explore the tools in Sagelight to change my photos into painterly images.
My first step was to bring up some colour and then play with the median filter to arrive at this –
I adjusted that result with the undo brush to bring back some of the form in the main trees –
I removed the colour cast and otherwise adjusted the vibrancy and brightness, ran it through a smooth smoothing filter and blended the tones –
Finished with the watercolour effects I wanted, next was a bit of texture for some pastel effect and so I applied a plastic filter –
And by way of example that these painterly transformations are one-offs, here is a second version, done using the same tools but in a different order. I’m pretty sure I would be unable to reproduce either of these versions.