Rick Finney, APSA  

Painting of Fantasy Leaf Portrait by Rick Finney, APSA

October 2021 - Painting of Fantasy Leaf Portrait

About the Image(s)

tried to achieve a “painting” effect using PS, Topaz Studio 2, and Luminar AI. It is a bit hard to explain what I did to achieve this final image. I used PS to do basic adjustments and image size. I used Topaz Studio 2 for doing the painting and framing. I use Luminar AI for final adjustments on the picture. I’m not to sure of the order and apps used; I just play around until I get something I like. I tried to blend in the autumn leaf design into the figure of the man. Anyway here it is!

2 comments posted

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Rick, I think that the intriguing swirling patterns of the leaves transform the young man with the solemn eyes to an Elf of the Woodland Realm. The small bright splashes of blue, green and purple contrast beautifully with the orange and beige, and make the image very much alive. I love him. - I think that the borders frame the portrait beautifully.   Posted: 10/13/2021 14:26:40

Billy Sinclair   Billy Sinclair
Hi Rick, you certainly achieved your objective of creating a "painting". This is a wonderful combination of photography, painting, and blending the background of leaves. The eyes grabbed my attention, then I wandered around the image and enjoyed the contrasting colors and soft textures. The framing is a nice touch. Thank you for showing us a different way to see.
Regards Billy   Posted: 10/14/2021 13:41:49


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