Gallery Of PhotoArt Paint Effects Photography
A selection of images by Philip Preston
A selection of photographs with digitally added paint effects to give a 'photoart' style finish. The paint effects shown are produced primarily with Topaz Labs products, namely Studio, Impressions, and occasionally Glow and Texture Effects. The software comes with a number of presets based around styles of specific painters, eg Degas or Monet, or specific paint effects such as stumble or watercolour.
All the presets have a large number of variables that can be altered to specific requirements, for example, brush size and shape, paint volume and opacity, giving hundreds of permutations to work with on photographs. I have created and saved for future use a few of my own presets, which are often used with multiple iterations on a single image until I am happy with the final result. Its great fun, and if you like this type of imagery, suggest you try out some of the software yourself to bring out the painter that possibly lurks within you!