Fooling with Photoshop

St Cosme - Original

Whether it’s remotely logged into work, waiting hours to switch between email messages in Outlook (literally, I’m not exaggerating {all that much}) or watching muay thai fights while I bounce the wee one up and down to keep him happy, I have spent a lot of time on this laptop over the past six weeks.

In the last few days, I decided I should figure out how to use the Photoshop software I’ve had for about six years and have only used to resize or crop photos. Yes, I have a sledgehammer when what I really needed was a pair of tweezers.  Oh well. Thanks to the Internet and the proliferation of tutorials, I’ve put a few to work.

I took this photo of the St. Cosme church in Gigondas, France.  I thought it would be a fun photo to turn into an oil painting, a water color using two different techniques, and a blue print.  Here are the results, along with links to the tutorials.  I particularly like Marty from Blue Lightning TV – Thanks!!

St Cosme - Original

Original St. Cosme

Water Color 1, based on this tutorial:

St Cosme - Water Color Technique 1

St Cosme - Water Color Technique 1

Water color 2, based on this Blue Lightning TV Tutorial:

St Cosme - Water Color Technique 2

St Cosme - Water Color Technique 2

Oil Painting Effect, based on this tutorial:

St Cosme - Oil

St Cosme - Oil

Blue Print Effect, based on another Blue Lightning video:

St Cosme - Blue Print

St Cosme - Blue Print

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