It was a bit of a wet day today so I thought I would pass the time trying out some photo painting to create a watercolour effect with some of my images. I did a bit of research over the past couple of days and there are lots of ways of doing this, some more complex than others. Today I discovered this guy (Seven Styles) who has produced a Photoshop Action file that randomly convertes your image into a watercolour. It takes a bit of adjustment afterwards to get it the way you want it but it is certainly effective. The top image is of a small square in Saumur where we had a coffee and ice cream a couple of summers ago. I have always wanted to paint this kind of scene in watercolour, so I thought I would try it out digitally. I like the effect although it is a bit of a cheat I guess.
The following are a few more examples from my experimentation this afternoon and evening. As always, feedback is welcome.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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