painterly photography © Dustin Abbott

Dustin Abbott, one of Alien Skin’s photographer buddies, shared an awesome new tutorial on creating painterly photography over on his blog. Dustin has been featured here bunches of times before, check them out.

In this video, Dustin turns a shot of a horse into a lovely painterly photography portrait. He covers a lot of ground in the video, so be ready for a learning experience. Dustin puts the masking tools in Photoshop to use. Next, he adds a texture layer in Photoshop and adds a coloring effect with Exposure. In addition to that, Dustin takes the image through Snap Art for a nice looking painterly photography effect. He finishes up the look with another pass through Exposure to finalize the look. It’s quite the transformation.

"Formal Horse Portrait" - Alien Skin Software Tutorial

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