Alien Skin Snap Art 3 Does Fall Foliage!

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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!

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  1. robyn October 17, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Gorgeous John. I love the softness of the image in combination with the vibrancy. Truly beautiful and unique. Robyn

    • john8276 October 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

      Thanks Robyn. I see we are virtual neighbors!

  2. Diana October 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    I have been trying new things with my fall pictures, like textures and motion blur, but this looks like an awesome way to treat some of my foliage pictures. I LOVE this! Robyn nailed it with the comment she made. I look forward to your tutorial and wish you great fun in the Poconos.

    • john8276 October 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

      Thank you Diana. I’ll post other images using the same technique shortly.

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