Except I kinda pulled the rabbit out of the hat last week with my painted variation and I was really stuck as to how to do something unique. Watercolour effect? BTDT. What else could I do?
There is an australian artist called Seven Styles who makes amazing Photoshop Actions, and one I have seen used to excellent effect was the Lines action. So yes, dear readers, I purchased it.
Actions are a bit of a mystery to me, I have used a couple of small ones but this is incredible, three folders with probably about 100 layers plus a dedicated brush set and FIVE different action styles to choose from!
I ran all five of them and this was the last one. I also watched his How To video which is ESSENTIAL for figuring out how to tweak the image so that it can be adjusted or improved.
Post Processing Steps:
1. Ran Lines Action Style 5
2. Added a layer under the Lines folder and brushed in some more lines in areas it was a bit light
3. Experimented with duplicating some laters and found the Edge Detail layer worked well and duplicated it twice.
4. Finally decided that the white background was BORING and it needed some colour, so added JaiJ Soulful Sea Breeze as a background
For comparison here is the original version on white:
So lovely readers, your feedback is welcomed – Like it? Don’t Like it?
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