19th-century photo of the Nikolayevskaya Street in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
While doing research for a story set in Kiev (Kyive), Ukraine, I came across the photograph of this amazing tree. Since I love seeing what Photoshop filters can do to enhance photographs, I tried them on this wonderful old tree.
“Grünewald’s Oak Age: 800-900 years, named after the famous painter Matthias Grünewald who used to draw fantasy trees.”
PHOTOGRAPH MANIPULATED USING PHOTOSHOP FILTER “COLORED PENCILS”
PHOTOGRAPH MANIPULATED USING PHOTOSHOP FILTER “CUTOUT”
PHOTOGRAPH MANIPULATED USING PHOTOSHOP FILTER “DRY BRUSH”
Which do you like the best?
Original photograph found at http://2ukraine.net/2011/01/21/trees/.
Here, I have posted the original and several images of the original edited using Adobe Photoshop Filters to make them look like works of art. I used this particular photograph because of the rich colors and the brilliant light source. Starting after the original photograph, each new image becomes just a bit more abstract until the last three. If the viewer did not know these as manipulated photographs of a castle on the banks of a river or lake with the sun shining in the background, they may not see anything except blobs of color. This is where the imagination can really go wild.
I have also included in this post a link for a tutorial that shows how to use Adobe Photoshop Filters.
Using Filters in Photoshop: http://www.myjanee.com/tuts/filter/filter.htm
I borrowed the original image from:
Amazing Photos of Castles, Palaces, and Chateaux: http://www.roxanneardary.com/blog/castles-palaces-chateau/This amazing photograph is of Moritzburg Castle, located in Dresden, Germany.
Next, I would like to take these same images and see what I could accomplish using oil paints, watercolors and acrylic on raw canvas. Maybe even see what could come about if I used colored washi paper to get different effects. The possibilities are only as limited as the imagination.
I found these wonderful bugs and birds on various sites. Listed below each altered image is the link for the original photographs. Be sure to visit each one. If not for the talented photographers’ pics, I would not have had the wondrous creatures to work with.
I am constantly amazed at the fabulous colors that come from our tiny chitinous and feathered friends. I took colors taken from each little critter to transform the background and foreground using Adobe Photoshop Filters.