Picturing a Mutawintji Gorge waterhole

Posted by barbara on October 13, 2013

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This is my original digital graphic of a waterhole that I photographed in Mutawintji Gorge in far north western NSW in the long hot summer of 2011/12. The temperatures were 45 celsius degrees plus when we' walked the walk' to reach this vantage point.

As an artwork, it was not a great effort as far I was concerned when I reopened the file the day after.  Jarring use of colour, clumsy, and so on.

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Applying Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Plastic Wrap wasn't much of an improvement.

 

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And while interesting, Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Film Grain leaves me dead-ish.

 

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Photoshop Artistic Filter - Smudgestick? Sort of OK, but not great.

 

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Oh Yay! Must say that I am quite partial to the end result of applying Photoshop Artistic Filter - Fresco to my original graphic, albeit it lightened marginally to avoid being overly dark.

The altered colours are much more interesting than the ones I originally chose to use when 'sketching' the original graphic on a WACOM tablet.

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