Love the oil painting effect using the Pixel Blender plugin
Friday, August 2, 2013
With the plethora of tutorials on the Net it can be both time absorbing and challenging to wade through the chaff to locate the gold. I found some great Photoshop Effect Tutorials which can be downloaded as PDF files at Photoshoproadmap. The only gripe I have is that shortcut keys are always used for the steps and I like to also know from which menu the options are available. I would also appreciate having the purpose of the steps explained. Having said that I experimented with a "Ghost" effect and was quite pleased with the results.
Another technique I played around with was the 'ghostly image effect' which I'm afraid was a little beyond me at this stage due to the countless layers involved and having no idea why I was completing each step. However I was reasonably happy with the effect I achieved and which I think I can manipulate in order to create some scenarios using the images from St. John's Orphanage at Goulburn