A Holiday in Normandy: Creating a Watercolor Painting
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS ArtWork

A Holiday In Normandy

 

The author of this tutorial, Fiorenza Ferrari, created a picture by combining the Oil and Watercolor effects in AKVIS ArtWork. Superimposing the two effects reduces fine details: the Oil effect weakens the outlines of objects leading to an even more blurred result after the Watercolor effect is applied.

Fiorenza writes: "I wanted to create watercolor paintings from photos of my vacation in Normandy. After searching for graphics software on the internet I stumbled upon ArtWork."

    Original Image Result
  • Step 1. Open an image in ArtWork. I chose a photo of Mont Saint-Michael.

    Original Image
    Original Image
  • Step 2. Choose the Oil style and adjust the parameters as follows:

      Simplicity = 84;
      Stroke Curvature = 63;
      Max Stroke Length = 86;
      Stroke Thickness = 13;
      Stroke Intensity = 7;
      Stroke Density = 73;
      Microdetails = 28;
      Saturation = 31;
      Relief = 27.

    Add guiding lines.

    Guiding Lines
    Guiding Lines
  • Step 3. After processing the image use the Smudge tool to conceal the cars which are parked along the walls.

    Save the image and open it again.

    Oil Painting
    Oil Painting
  • Step 4. Now process the image using the Watercolor style:

      Simplicity = 1;
      Saturation = 70;
      Variance = 70;
      Stroke Intensity = 52;
      Blurring = 37;
      Glazing = 34.
  • Step 5. Refine the sky and ground with the Smudge tool... and you will end up with a beautiful watercolor painting!

    Watercolor Painting
    Watercolor Painting
    (Click to see a larger version of the image)
 
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
   — Oil Painting — Oil Painting
   — Watercolor Painting — Watercolor Painting
   — Gouache Painting — Gouache Painting
   — Comics Effect — Comics Effect
   — Pen & Ink — Pen & Ink
   — Linocut — Linocut
   — Pastel Painting — Pastel Painting
Examples Examples
   — Harmony: Oil Painting Portrait — Harmony: Oil Painting Portrait
   — City Canal View: Oil Landscape — City Canal View: Oil Landscape
   — Animated Comic of a Cat: Make a Cartoon — Animated Comic of a Cat: Make a Cartoon
   — Emergency Cow: Make a Poster — Emergency Cow: Make a Poster
   — Greetings from Canary Islands — Greetings from Canary Islands
   — Summer Coloured Green — Summer Coloured Green
   — Casandra's Portrait — Casandra's Portrait
   — ArtWork for Art Students — ArtWork for Art Students
   — Day at The Beach — Day at The Beach
   — ArtWork Oil Gallery — ArtWork Oil Gallery
   — Oil Painting of Orchid Flowers — Oil Painting of Orchid Flowers
   — Miniature Painting — Miniature Painting
   — Still Life with Peaches — Still Life with Peaches
   — Work of Art from Flawed Photo — Work of Art from Flawed Photo
   — Antique Collage: Comics Effect — Antique Collage: Comics Effect
   — Baroque Architecture: Linocut — Baroque Architecture: Linocut
   — Ballet Art - Trying ArtWork Styles — Ballet Art - Trying ArtWork Styles
   — Human Flower (Gouache and Inking) — Human Flower (Gouache and Inking)
   — Oil Painting with a Hand-Drawn Effect — Oil Painting with a Hand-Drawn Effect
   — A Little Secret - Two ArtWork Styles — A Little Secret - Two ArtWork Styles
   — Mythical Horse: Watercolor Picture — Mythical Horse: Watercolor Picture
   — Forest Nymph — Forest Nymph
   — Ballet Dancers: Oil Painting — Ballet Dancers: Oil Painting
   — Portrait of a Lady: Modern Art — Portrait of a Lady: Modern Art
   — Sunset on Lake Garda in Pastel — Sunset on Lake Garda in Pastel
   — Creating  a Semi-Processed Image Effect — Creating a Semi-Processed Image Effect
   — A Holiday In Normandy — A Holiday In Normandy
   — Orange Door: a Comic-Like Painting — Orange Door: a Comic-Like Painting
   — Interior Design: Painting from Rendering — Interior Design: Painting from Rendering
   — Painting & Photography — Painting & Photography
   — Scrapbooking Ideas — Scrapbooking Ideas
   — Painting in Autumn Colors — Painting in Autumn Colors

 

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