How did it get to be Feb already? Well the good news is that means a new round of the One Four Challenge for Feb – click the link for details if you are new to the challenge.
I really wanted to do the Oilpaint filter on this image, but when I tried to in PS it told me my graphics card driver needed to be updated! With some mucking around I found it, asked it to find a new version, and then waited for ages to upload and then had to restart my computer. I suffer for my art, I tell you 🙂
This handsome tiger was shot at Australia Zoo, north of Brisbane in Australia Feb 2011. They had a big viewing area with floor to ceiling glass and I shot this image through the glass, it must have been quite clean as you can’t tell at all.
There were several tigers and the handlers had been playing with them, and there was much leaping about, this tiger was having a rest in the shade but still very intent on the action going on not far away.
Post Processing steps:
1. Import base image from LR – the original one I process years ago
2. Fiddle with Oil Paint filter til I had an effect I liked.
(at this point I saved the image and went for a bike ride)
3. Open up PS and twiddle with the Filter Gallery, discover they have a Canvas texture and apply that to add extra emphasis to the concept of the image being painted in oils.
Here is the Base Image for comparison:
I chose this image because I love tigers, I’m really pleased with the detail captured in this shot, the background isn’t too distracting, the tones are nice and even and finally I adore how his paws are all curved and relaxed
Like it? Dislike it?
I’m asking people to give honest feedback – please tell me what you think, and also WHY – this will really help me improve.
As ever all tips, tricks, ideas and comments welcome!