Posted by barbara on September 26, 2013
The Capertee Valley on the western edge of the Blue Mountains has to be one of the more spectacular localities in NSW. Tucked away on a sidetrip from the road from Lithgow to Mudgee, its mix of farming country is framed by dramatic sandstone landforms.
And for twitchers the world over, it's a major birding site, especially for sightings of the endangered Regent Honeyeater, a species that primarily breeds in this valley.
DIGITAL IMAGING CAPERTEE VALLEY
I created the original digital sketch above on a Wacom tablet, using Corel Painter Essentials 3 software in Chalk mode. The versions below show what you can do using a variety of Photoshop's Artistic Filters. Each of these filters provides a range of options as you strengthen or dilute the function.
The version above was created using Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Watercolour.
I really like the results of applying Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Sponge to the version above.
I also like the more intense version above created by applying Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Fresco.
I'm not so keen on the Photoshop filter, Artistic - Colour Pencil above.
I am rather taken with the results of applying Photoshop Artistic Filter - Film Grain.
Here's what Photoshop Filter Brushstroke - Sumi looks like (above).
And this is Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Cutout, a rather minimalist outcome.
Last updated 4 April 2017.