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