Thursday, January 10, 2013

Discovering a New Painting Effect

In the height of making digital portrait paintings, I was  able to discover how to produce, digitally, a more 3-dimensional effect. One of the software I'm using amazingly create brush strokes that has highlights and shadows - giving the effect of thick oil paint. Another effect is that light colors seem to be placed above dark colors, giving the image a kind of depth that is distinctive of oil paintings. 

However this technique is best appreciated when printed on photo-paper, compared to canvas. On photo-paper you see the image exactly as how you see it on screen. But on canvas, the texture of the material kinda blurs out the 3-dimensional effect. I guess when printing on canvas, the image needs to be sharpen a bit with the use of  filters.

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