Sunset on Lake Garda in Pastel
 

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Sunset on Lake Garda in Pastel

 

Garda is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Italy. The shores of Lake Garda are an idyllic place: the valley is filled with olive groves and the fresh air of the Mediterranean, while in the distance the tops of the pine-covered Alps are obscured from view. A painting in the pastel style is the perfect way to convey the charm of this magical corner of the world.

    Original Image Result

  • Step 1. Open the landscape in AKVIS ArtWork and choose Pastel from the list of styles.

    Lake Garda Photo
    Landscape Photo
  • Step 2. Go to the Settings Panel and adjust the parameters to suit your taste or try one of the standard AKVIS presets. You can see how these changes would affect the result in the preview window:

    Original Image Processed Fragment
    Original Image Processed Fragment

  • Step 3. Press to process the entire image.

    Pastel Drawing from Photo
    Result After Processing in AKVIS ArtWork
  • Step 4. As a rule, the strokes follow the contours of objects, but the Stroke Direction tool can redirect strokes on a part of the image.

    To set the strokes over the sky and mountains in a horizontal direction, go to the Before tab and draw a few guiding lines with this tool.

    Guiding Lines
    Guiding Lines
  • Step 5. Restart the processing of the image by pressing . The painting is done!

    Pastel
    Pastel
    (click on the painting to see it in full size)
 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Painting on a Canvas — Painting on a Canvas
   — Adding a Frame — Adding a Frame
   — Text and Watermark — Text and Watermark
   — Working with Presets — Working with Presets
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Styles Styles
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   — Watercolor Painting — Watercolor Painting
   — Gouache Painting — Gouache Painting
   — Comics Effect — Comics Effect
   — Pen & Ink — Pen & Ink
   — Linocut — Linocut
   — Pastel Painting — Pastel Painting
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