You might have noticed that I take a lot of photos of plants and gardens. I do love nothing more than taking the time to slow life down and stop and admire the things that we walk past every day. Last night I was dicking about with Photoshop, with the filters on there specifically. Photoshop comes with generic filters, many of the sorts of things you’d find on photo editing software and websites – posterize, blur, pixelate, edge detect blahdy blah blah. You can also download for free and indeed buy fancy pants filters too, something I’ll likely do over the next few weeks, but for now I’m stopping to admire the ‘Oil Painting’ filter, one that you can’t get on PicMonkey.
When it comes to photo effect and filters the key to creating something beautiful without overbearingly screaming ‘Over-Edited-Mother-Duckers!’ is to take time to adjust the settings and make sure you get the effect you want without drastically over-doing it.
So what do you think? Are you liking a bit of the Oil?