The Stork Delivers More Paintography

One of the challenges I have sometimes is figuring out just how to turn a picture into something more than just a snapshot. Not that there's anything wrong with snapshots, mind you. It's just that sometimes I had grander plans when I took the shot.

As I mentioned previously, I've been playing around with creating a painterly effect. In that old post, I talked about Adobe Pixel Bender and gave a few examples of what the options there are.

Of course, I can't leave well enough alone and worked to massage the piece a bit more by creating a feeling of depth. Not depth of scene, but depth as it relates to how paint might sit on a stretched canvas.

The result of this experiment is what you see above. Unfortunately, because it has been sized to fit your screen, it loses a lot of what I worked to get. So to illustrate, I've cut two 400x400 pixel swatches and they are shown below.

I will continue to experiment and post the results here.