Digital Art Experiments – Peacock

Peacock – click to embiggen

I have been rushing through the videos on my PS Fine Arts Grunge course and not spending a lot of time actually practicing.Β  While my nasty cold lingers I am not feeling particularly energetic (and my neck and shoulder have been a bit sore) so today it was time to dabble a little πŸ™‚

This peacock image is a particular fave, with getting the crown of feathers on his head, and the lovely profile with the gorgeous blue and green tones of the feathers.

Post Processing Steps:

– took original image as edited in LR to use as base
– added in the two swirls on two separate layers to position and resize easily – overlay blend mode around 75% for both
– put a watercolour layer in and blended down to about 80%
– decided it needed a little something and ran the oilpaint filter on the peacock image

I am still very new to Photoshop and trying to learn new techniques while experimenting.

Feedback, tips, tricks and comments all welcome!

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Mad keen photographer figuring it out as she goes!
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14 Responses to Digital Art Experiments – Peacock

  1. nonoymanga says:

    nice close up shot.

  2. Clever πŸ™‚ looks great

  3. gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I enjoyed embigging it!!!

  4. Agnes says:

    So beautiful! It looks pretty well with the oil paint filter.

  5. Stacey, this image is breathtaking! Despite saying you’re rushing through your course, I’d say you’re mastering the techniques!! Just gorgeous. I do hope you begin to feel better soon (maybe you’ve actually had the flu?).

    • lensaddiction says:

      Just a cold that won’t clear itself away from my lungs but I am venturing out today with my camera for an adventure πŸ™‚

  6. P.S. I embiggened too πŸ™‚ Love the term!

  7. Incredible work πŸ™‚

    Just loved the way you have used the tools and came up with this beautiful image πŸ™‚

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