We have this amazing photo hanging above our fireplace of the Martis Valley in California at sunset. The photo was digitally turned into a painting and printed on watercolor paper, which was torn around the edges (about an inch away from the picture creating a kind of matting) to give it a sort of rustic, unfinished look. The watercolor paper was then set on black matting and framed in an unfinished wood frame. I bought it for Josh’s birthday a few years back and we both like it so much that we moved it to Oxford with us. It is nice to have a view of the mountains from home while in England.
I have wanted to try this style of editing for a while and I am glad that I finally have the time. I took a picture that I thought would look good as a painting. Then I used Photoshop to turn the fine lines of the photo into softer thicker lines of a painting. The picture looked a bit funny with just the paint daubs filter so I added texture. My guess is you could add the texture in Photoshop or by printing the picture on canvas or other textured paper. I used a texturizer filter for this picture.
Hopefully, I will have more pictures like this soon.
Adjustments: hue, contrast, brightness, paint daubs, texturize
Until next time, good night.