Rabbits Family: Combining the Effects
 

  Customer Room  
   Photo Processing    Video Processing  Download   Purchase   Tutorial   Support   Company  
en  fr  de  es  pt  it  jp  ru  
 

Tutorial: AKVIS Pastel

Rabbits Family: Combining the Effects

 

One of the most difficult things in digital art is to make an image look less digital and more "painted". Using AKVIS Programs you can easily create lifelike masterpieces in various techniques. You can combine several effects to get totally unique results!

In this tutorial, you will learn how to blend the AKVIS Pastel effect with the AKVIS Neon effect in an unusual way to give a painting more depth and atmosphere.

Original Image Result

  • Step 1. Open an image in Adobe Photoshop.

    Source Image in Adobe Photoshop
    Source Image in Adobe Photoshop
  • Step 2. Duplicate the background layer by pressing Ctrl+J (Win) / +J (Mac) and rename it to “Pastel”.

    Pastel Layer
    Pastel Layer
  • Step 3. Select the “Pastel” layer and call the AKVIS Pastel plugin: Filter -> AKVIS -> Pastel.

    Choose the AKVIS Satin Touch preset and process the image the image by clicking on . Use the Stroke Direction tool to draw the guiding lines.

    Using Stroke Direction Tool
    Using Stroke Direction Tool

    Go to the Decoration tab and activate the Canvas effect. Adjust the settings.

    Pastel on Canvas
    Pastel on Canvas

    Click on to apply the effect.

  • Step 4. Duplicate the background layer again and rename it to “Neon Light”.

    Change the blending mode for this layer to Lighten.

    Neon Light Layer
    Neon Light Layer
  • Step 5. Select the “Neon Light” layer and call the AKVIS Neon plugin: Filter -> AKVIS -> Neon.

    Choose the AKVIS Delicate Style preset and process the image the image by clicking on . Go to the Decoration tab and activate the Canvas effect. Adjust the settings.

    Neon Effect on Canvas
    Neon Effect on Canvas

    Click on to apply the effect.

  • Step 6. Duplicate the background layer one more time and rename it to “Neon Dark”.

    Change the blending mode for this layer to Multiply and set the opacity value to 60%.

    Neon Dark Layer
    Neon Dark Layer
  • Step 7. Select the “Neon Dark” layer and call the AKVIS Neon plugin: Filter -> AKVIS -> Neon.

    Choose the AKVIS Esquisse preset and process the image by clicking on .

    AKVIS Esquisse Preset
    AKVIS Esquisse Preset

    Click on to apply the effect.

    You can use the Eraser tool in Adobe Photoshop to remove the unnecessary strokes in the background.

  • Step 8. Merge the layers into a single one and save the result.

    AKVIS Pastel + AKVIS Neon
    AKVIS Pastel + AKVIS Neon

    You can make the painting even more realistic by adding a more visible canvas texture. To this effect, you can use the Texture option in AKVIS ArtSuite software.

    AKVIS Pastel + AKVIS Neon on Canvas
    AKVIS Pastel + AKVIS Neon on Canvas
 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Pastel Effect — Pastel Effect
   — Abstract Art — Abstract Art
   — Canvas — Canvas
   — Frames — Frames
   — Text — Text
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Timeline — Timeline
   — Presets — Presets
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Examples Examples
   — Swans: Dance on the Water — Swans: Dance on the Water
   — Winter Pastel: Portrait of a Boy — Winter Pastel: Portrait of a Boy
   — Pets Portrait in Pastel — Pets Portrait in Pastel
   — Rabbits Family — Rabbits Family
   — Pastel Gallery — Pastel Gallery

 

Pastel v. 3.5 - Free 10-day Trial    Download

 

back to top

 

Sign In   
Search 
  English  | Français  | Deutsch  | Español  | Português(Br)  | Italiano  | 日本語  | Pусский  |
Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Forum
© 2004-2017 AKVIS. All Rights Reserved. 
Privacy Policy