Trey Foerster  

Chinese Rose by Trey Foerster

February 2021 - Chinese Rose

February 2021 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

This image was taken with a Samsung cellphone while my wife shopped at a florist for the annual flowers to decorate our yard. Never waste an opportunity! Tech info: f/1.9, 1/2212 seconds, ISO 40, focal length 2mm, aperture 1.85, flash, center weighted average metering. Don’t you just love those cellphone settings! I cropped the image and took out background distractions, did standard adjustments in PS and LR, then used 6 presets in TopazStudio to create the painted effect. I finished in PS with some dodging and burning.

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5 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
I said "Wow" to this transformation when I first opened it. The painted image now has such an amazing softness; the petals really convey their delicacy. I also love the enhanced saturation of the center of the roses; they really pop. I can actually see the brush strokes in the petals of the two main roses. I hope you made note of the SIX presets you used, they generated a truly wonderful result.   Posted: 02/09/2021 11:07:24
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Thank you! I use about 4 presets all the time, but this time added a few more but didn't jot down which.   Posted: 02/20/2021 10:05:35

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
I love having my cell phone with me as then I always have a camera for those special opportunities. It still amazes me what great pictures they produce. Your crop really enhances the image and I enjoy the brush texture and presets on the petals. Removing some of the background enhanced the image too. Nice work.   Posted: 02/15/2021 16:46:03

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
This is a very nice and effective rendition of your original photo. Well done and your artwork has a nice look with painterly strokes.   Posted: 02/16/2021 02:13:27

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I like those soft, ruffley petals and you were right to keep the complementary colors as they were. You started with petals and turned them into silk.   Posted: 02/28/2021 22:06:22