Manipulation - Part II

Besides the trick I showed you
in Manipulation - Part I

What else can you do
to photographic images
to give them new identities?

You remember the original, I'm sure.

in an altered universe,
new options.

Manipulated with Photoshop CS2
Filters> Sketch>Graphic Pen
Increase gamma

Photoshop CS2
Filters>Artistic> Poster Edges
Fine tune with Image>Adjustments>Exposure

Just for comparison
here's the MS Digital Image Pro
poster edges filter -
a very different result!

I made a few changes to the sliders
using enhancements to the Poster Edges filter.

If you like the chalk/pastel look,

this is done with MS Digital Image Pro
Filters> Chalk Opaque.
It's a little softer, but very close to the original
in color and feel.

If you want a more "painterly" look,
we can switch to
Corel Painter Essentials 4
and play with that.

You can "autopaint" to get
a watercolor look

or, if you prefer,
an oil painting look
(a little crude by my standards)

Corel Painter Essentials 4 also has settings
for Impressionist versions (think VanGogh rather than Monet or Degas),
a Modern version (think oil painting with even less detail than above),
various watercolor options, chalk and pastel options.

What appeals to you?
Want to give it a go?

(I'm warning you - it can be addictive.)


Reya Mellicker said…
Yep. Photoshop is an art form, it really is.

Hey Meri, let me know if you want a rubbing of your friend's name at the Vietnam memorial. I couldn't find it today but while I was there I learned that there's a database that will give the exact location. I'll find it next time. If you want a rubbing, email

Anonymous said…
the possibilities are endless, eh? i can see you are having fun with these :)
Susan Tuttle said…
photomanipulation is so much fun and very addictive:)


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