I hope that many of you downloaded the pixel bender oil painting plugin this past week. Actually the sliders can be slow to move depending on how good your graphics card is. Though it's worth the time considering how it can transform a photograph. In fact some of you might have missed my photography tutorials post but you can catch up here: Pixel Bender.
We've had the most amazing weather for it being the first week of Spring. For instance the bumble bees are busy in and out of the heather flowers. While today I saw the first 2 Peacock butterflies of the season. Considering I had only seen my first ladybird on Tuesday (that's a ladybug to you all in N America) - that is pretty early. The weather is too good here to be inside. Moreover I'm going to be spending a lot of my free time out in the garden. Especially as there is so much work to be done in the garden. Though the camera won't be too far away from me!
I'm easily distracted when it comes to weeding.
Pixel Bender Oil Painting
This is the photograph I'll be transforming with the Pixel Bender Oil Painting and it's straight out of the camera.
Here's my workflow:
- Remove noise
- Clean edit
- Then move the image into and out of pixel bender plugin via photoshop
- Add a couple of masked screen layers to lighten parts of the image
- Save as a tiff
- Then resize for web viewing
- Do a high pass filter
- Save for web.