Andrew Hersom, PPSA  

Jazz band by Andrew Hersom, PPSA

December 2019 - Jazz band

December 2019 - Andrew Hersom, PPSA


About the Image(s)

Original was a shot of a jazz band taken in front of a windmill at Keukenhof
Gardens in the Netherlands.

Image was cropped, surrounding/background people roughly cloned out then run
through Corel Painter Essentials 4 using the watercolour sketch facility,
finally lightened slightly.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Colourful and graphic. I find the effect a bit OTT for my liking, and would have preferred in toned down a little to reduce the facial blurring a bit!   Posted: 12/04/2019 05:26:28

Jennifer Empey   Jennifer Empey
I like the watercolour effect, but perhaps use a mask so that the faces are less distorted.   Posted: 12/10/2019 08:13:59
Jennifer Empey   Jennifer Empey
I thought about it again, maybe you wanted their identity not to be seen.   Posted: 12/29/2019 07:39:59

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Perhaps this is just a tad overworked (I know that's rich coming from me!!!) It is the faces where I find the real problems occur in this type of work as they leave all sorts of strange effects. My solution is to make sure you work on a duplicate layer. Then after applying your chosen effect create a layer mask so you can brush away the effect on the faces so that they look more believable.   Posted: 12/12/2019 14:09:10

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
I like the artistic effect here but wish the windmill wasnt quite so prominent. If you hadnt said so in your notes, I wouldnt have know what is was.   Posted: 12/12/2019 14:42:47

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Thanks, I'll have another look at making the faces clearer.   Posted: 12/22/2019 13:00:23

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
(Group 12)
The chosen effect works good on this picture - but I agree with the other, the the faces need some clearness. I tried to work out a less strong watercolor effect.
  Posted: 12/29/2019 06:29:40
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Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Appreciate.   Posted: 12/29/2019 07:37:50