Casandra's Portrait: Portrait Painting in Oil

Casandra's portrait

The author of the tutorial is Gordon Sisson.

In this tutorial Gordon tells, how to make something special from an ordinary photograph using AKVIS ArtWork.

One friend gave him a 2.5 x 3.5 inch snapshot of her daughter, Casandra. When AKVIS ArtWork was released, Mr. Sisson immediately had the desire to try creating a painting. The picture was well-focused, and after its resizing to the required size (8.5 x 11.0 inch) he desided to make an oil painting from the photograph. He wrote:

"One of the most distinguishing characteristics of a painting is brush strokes. Experimenting with ArtWork, I realized that strong brush strokes for the background were too intense for attractive skin tones. In Photoshop it is fairly easy to have lovely painted skin tones along with strong brush strokes in the rest of the picture. Here's how."

 

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