Picturing the Blue Mountains' Megalong Valley

Posted by barbara on September 30, 2013


The Blue Mountains escarpment in the vicinity of Medlow Bath viewed from the Megalong Valley, created on a WACOM tablet using Corel Painter software and the Chalk function.


Megalong is a picturesque valley below Blackheath which sits below the sandstone escarpment of the Blue Mountains. A mix of farming country and bushland, with a couple of riding schools in operation, it is home to a small spread out community who appreciate putting distance between themselves and the tourist bustle of the Blue Mountains townships strung along the Great Western Highway. 


I created the graphic above using the Photoshop filter Artistic - Smudgestick, a function that darkens the original image.


The version above was created using the Photoship filter, Artistic - Poster Edges.


I rather like the dramatic look of the version above, created using the Photoship Filter Artistic - Fresco.


My application of the Photoshop filter Artistic - Watercolour to the original Megalong Valley image perhaps went a bit too far. The result might have been better if I'd applied a 'softer' watercolour treatment.

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