|Red Flower iPainted|
The original image was captured with the Hipsta camera app. I use the app PhotoForge for all my painted images. For this one I first used the largest brush on everything except the vase and the flower. I then zoomed in closer to the outside of the vase and flower and with a smaller brush painted right up to the vase and flower. I continued to zoom in and use a smaller brush on the vase and the flower. As I made the brush smaller, I also re-blended the surrounding areas to add more brush strokes. It also seems inevitable that I will create brush strokes that go against the grain. When I do I just swipe them clean with multiple strokes in the correct direction.
At this point I find it important to see if all the pixels were painted. So after I save the image in PhotoForge which can take up to 1 hour, I open the image in PerfectPhoto and zoom in looking over the entire image for missed pixels. Sometime it will take me 3-4 times before I am happy with the results.
I thought I would just stop there but instead I went on to process the image a bit more. I am going to get technical here so you may have questions. I wanted to get more texture back into the image so I used the app PhotoCopier and found that the Photo Penn worked well for texture. I then brought the same image twice into Iris, one for the base layer and one to blend with the base. I blended them in screen at 85% to lighten up the image. I then sharpened both the original painted image and the new textured one in Perfect Photo. For the final touch I blended the original painted image and the textured one in Iris because the texture was too harsh. This time I blended in normal at 85%.
|I used the app Diptic to combine these images to show the different steps.|
Perfect Photo for sharpening
PhotoForge for painting
PhotoCopier - Photo Penn
Iris for lightening and blending
Perfect Photo for sharpening again
Impression for copyright
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