Posted by barbara on May 16, 2015
This is a 'slice' of a portrait format graphic of Sydney Opera House which I completed in the early '90s as a water colour pencil graphic before scanning it and reworking it in Photoshop.
Let's see how Photoshop filters convert it into a much more attractive renditon by darkening and accentuating the values, as top artists instinctively do.
Here's what Photoshop's Fresco filter looks like and what a difference! It's so much more evocative and visually 'meaningful'.
This is how the graphic looks if you 'wrangle' it through the Photshop Filter - Sponge.
Frankly I can't go past the Watercolour filter version above if I have my druthers!
And this is what you get if you apply the Sprayed Strokes Photoshop filter. Hmmm. Not sure about this one but viva la diversity.
Last updated 4 April 2017.