Picturing Capertee Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Posted by barbara on September 26, 2013

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CAPERTEE VALLEY

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.

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The version above was created using Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Watercolour.

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I really like the results of applying Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Sponge to the version above.

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I also like the more intense version above created by applying Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Fresco.

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I'm not so keen on the Photoshop filter, Artistic - Colour Pencil above.

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I am rather taken with the results of applying Photoshop Artistic Filter - Film Grain.

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Here's what Photoshop Filter Brushstroke - Sumi looks like (above).

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And this is Photoshop's Artistic Filter - Cutout, a rather minimalist outcome.

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