This image was created from a 9 image multiple exposure of a hillside of color in New Hampshire. I then used Alien Skin Snap Art 3 to further enhance the painterly look. Here is what I did. In Snap Art I selected the fine brush preset. Next, I tweaked the preset by making the canvas transparent, backing off on the color saturation and adding more photo realism (its a slider). Snap Art will automatically make a new layer, so once it loaded into Photoshop, I blended the BACKGROUND and SNAP ART LAYERS at 50% opacity. Then, I over sharpened it to bring out more detail.
I promise to do a short video tutorial about Snap Art next week. It is hands down the best piece of software out there for creating painterly images. I use is frequently, especially for images that are busy and need to be simplified a bit. Foliage images work very well with Snap Art.
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With the government open again, I’m off to lead a weekend workshop in the Poconos! WOO HOO!