Monday, September 16, 2019

Starting a new Photo Art gallery

I am starting a new gallery on my SmugMug site for photo art. I thought I start exploring converting some of my photos into art using Corel Painter and Affinity Photo.

I mostly using Painter's auto-painting feature to convert a photo into art but I do plan on trying my hand at painting the photo myself in Painter. Once I create a digital painting, I take it into Affinity Photo and blend the painting and the original photo together. Then I do things like adding textures and other adjustments to get the final work.

So, here is what I have do so far with my adventure into the world of photo art:

#photoart #corelpainter #affinityphoto #creative

Monday, September 9, 2019

Before and After: REDHOTT Take 2

Here is another shot of the REDHOTT Corvette from a side angle. It is still red hot! Editing with ON1 Photo Raw.

#beforeandafter #corvette
After editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Before editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Photo Art: See Butterfly, Paint Butterfly

Once again, another example of taking a photo and try something creative. With this shoot I took of a simple butterfly on a flower I saw in a garden over the weekend. Using the auto-painting feature in Corel Painter 2020 to create a painting of the photo, then merge it with the original photo in Affinity Photo and finish it off with a texture. What do you think?

#photoart #creative #corelpainter #affinityphoto
Final version.
Original photo.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Photography Cheat Sheet

Happen to come along on this article from The Phoblographer which shares a cheat sheet for photographers. Hopefully this article will be helpful to any photographer, beginner or experienced.

Link to article:

#cheatsheet #photography

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Before and After: Fly Me into Replacement Sky

Here is something I accidently came on in ON1 Photo Raw. While you can replace a sky in Photo Raw, I just happen run into another way when I was working on this shot I took from this year' WACO Reunion airshow. I used a sky texture and it just blended so well.

What do you think?

#beforeandafter #on1photoraw #creative
After editing.

Before editing.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Before and After: Corvette Flare

Here is something creative and done with only ON1 Photo Raw.

Started with the default HDR Look preset and then applied the Pyro LUTs preset. Then I applied the Cool Vintage preset and used the Oatmeal color. A natural Dynamic Contrast was added, follow with a starburst texture with the blend mode set to normal. I used a Tone Enhancer filter to add a vignette instead of using the vignette filter. See, there is more than one way to create a vignette. Next comes a Lens Blur and a white rounded border to finish it off.

#beforeandafter #creative
After editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Before editing in ON1 Photo Raw.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Before and After: REDHOTT

Took this shot back in 2017 at a car show in Coshocton County, Ohio. I think the license plate explains the car very well. Edited with ON1 Photo Raw.

#beforeandafter #corvette #carshow
After editing.

Before editing.