Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Photo-Based Art Emulating natural-media painting techniques

Creative Interpretations - Combat Ready

Thread Tools
Old 11-10-2011, 04:17 PM
Photomaster's Avatar
Photomaster Photomaster is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 287
Re: Creative Interpretations - Combat Ready


Since you are a Photoshop user you, or anyone, might enjoy trying this technique for enhancing your artwork:

In the attached image, your watercolor version of "Combat Ready" is on the left. Superimposed on it is the layer set up I use in Photoshop. On the right is the enhanced artwork.

Layer descriptions:

Layer 1: The original "Combat Ready" photo;

Layer 2: Brightness adjustment;

Layer 3: Lyle's watercolor image with layer mask. (Note: Layer Transparency is reduced to 53% - varies depending on image) Paint on the layer mask with a soft round brush using appropriate strength and sizes to reveal details of the original image. (Paint with BLACK to reveal and WHITE to conceal) This gives unprecedented control over your filtered image;

Layer 4: Brightness reduced;

Layer 5: Shows Lyle's watercolor version of "Combat Ready"

By applying this technique to any "artified" image you will find a whole new level of control and enjoyment.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Combat-Ready-with-Layer-Mask.jpg (97.2 KB, 17 views)
Reply With Quote top
Old 11-11-2011, 05:50 AM
skipatk skipatk is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 454
Re: Creative Interpretations - Combat Ready

PM - What a great tip, simple and very effective!!! Thanks
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creative Retoucher London Available for work! sledder Classifieds 0 10-28-2011 03:06 AM
Creative interpretations: Abandoned Trestle DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 3 06-23-2011 05:03 AM
creative interpretations | dragon boat Nasturtium Photo-Based Art 2 06-22-2011 11:28 PM
Free 2011 PDF plug-ins calendar is ready plugsnpixels Photo Retouching 2 12-20-2010 11:31 PM
Creative interpretations: Flowers - Purple & Ready for Spring (JanetP) Janet Petty Photo-Based Art 38 03-07-2006 04:35 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved