Originally Posted by twinkissed
I did this of my son's dance class. I know it's not much but everytime I tried something other than the colored pencil look, I didn't think it looked right. Is it that some photos just don't cooperate as a watercolor or oil or am I just not messing with it enough? Anyhoos, the teacher really enjoyed it so I guess that is what counts right? I think it's one of my favorites too.
I know what you mean... Sometimes no matter what effect I try, it just doesn't look right. When that happens, it's usually a sign to "give it a rest" and come back later.
What counts is if you
enjoy it. If the teacher buys in, consider it a bonus.
re: "Is it that some photos just don't cooperate as a watercolor or oil or am I just not messing with it enough?"
Some photos seem to work better than others in most cases, for example ones with less detail and vivid colors.
Image resolution plays a factor too. A filter or plugin renders very different results when applied to images that vary considerably in resolution, for example 72 ppi vs. 300 ppi.
The "trick" is to keep trying, experimenting, surfing forums like this one, asking questions and, most importantly, having fun.