24th October 2018 · Making off · Comment ·



I loves to experiment with almost all styles going from macro to landscape, urban to panoramas.  I never stops improving his skills when it comes to edit and process his images.  I really likes to let his imagination flow creating impossible scenes. 


Very often, I go out to the garden to play with my daughter.  I always take my camera to take some sweet memories but I don't ever miss the opportunity to photograph things that catch my eye neather.  Spring helps a lot of course.  The flowers and their lovely colors.  This time, the daisies were no exception.

This is the original photo I chose to process among many others

The photo was processed in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC 2017

The first adjustments I made were done in Camera RAW, I changed the contrasts, whites and blacks a bit, trying to give more prominence to the main Daisy.


Then I went to Photoshop.  I put the dimensions on 6000x4000 px as I usually do for all my photos and cropped the image to put the main Daisy in the centre.

Through the panel TKV6 I adjusted different aspects of the image to my own taste.  Working on shadows and lights, always to give prominence to the central flower.  I don't remember the exact parameters.  Just leave it to your feeling to add a personal touch.

When the photo satisfied me in all aspects I decided to create or imagine a special effect.  I wanted to give it the look of an oil painting with a diffuse background and more sharpness on the Daisy in the centre.

To do this, I had several options.
I could do it with a tablet using the brush tool which I do often but it takes a lot of time.
I could use the oil painting filter available in Photoshop.
But the fastest way with many adjustment options is tu use the Topaz filters.

First I merged all layers and duplicate it and opened the Topaz filter in the "copy layer".

I was looking for a painterly effect and choose the "Impressionism" one. Using the options I changed/adjusted some values to my taste till I got the result I was looking for.  Sometimes this processing can take a fair bit of time but it is really worth the effort.

In this panel, you can see the multiple options available to get to a satisfying result


Finally, when the result I had in mind was obtained, I returned to Photoshop using once more the TKV6 panel to adapted the luminosity and other values to the areas I wanted to highlight.


To complete the final processing, merge all layers.

I hope you found this little tutorial useful.

Enjoy and create your own beautiful images.

Gus Fine Art Photography

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