For Wk 3 of the March One Four Challenge I wanted to do something textural around the tree but selecting all the branches to deal to them individually was just beyond my patience and capability.
So I mucked around with filters in Photoshop and finally went to my favourite Oilpaint but this time the sliders got a real workout and somehow it managed to apply it so that the tree got enough paint effect to make it interesting and a little bit creepy 🙂
But the background and the water only got very subtle smudged effects. I bought the background texture up just a smidge so you got a hint of that slightly 3D effect from the oil layers in the sky. You really need to view the large size to see the detail.
I used the combined image from last week that a lot of people commented favourably on, this week I am calling it Ghost Tree, cos I think it looks a little haunted and tortured this time around!
All comments and feedback welcome!