Chapter 2 — Painterly Techniques for Non-Painters
This chapter is written for photographers who are not yet comfortable with painting
by hand and for those who want to explore filter recipes. These projects offer
recommendations for taking photographs that will be appropriate for applying painterly techniques. In them, you’ll learn how to create a painterly look for your images using filters, layers, masks and blend modes.
We strongly encourage you to use your own images as you work with any new methods. Using your own photographs makes for a more personal and pleasing experience, with the added benefit of creating a work of art that is uniquely your own!
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Creating Pop Art
Using Filters for an Impressionist Watercolor Look
Flexible Auto-Painting for an Impressionistic Treatment
Simplifying a Photograph to Achieve a
Using Filters for a Realist-Style Oil Treatment
Creating a Bold, Graphic Woodcut Look