A Monster Unleashed
My latest inspiration comes from Tricia at Bluff Area Daily. Recently I visited her blog and found she had done some amazing things with photos that turned out looking just like paintings. I sat right out to Google this technique to find out how it was done (I love The Google!). One thing you should know is that I have resisted shelling out the $$ for Photoshop so my goal was to replicate this technique using Open Source software available for free on the Internet. I also got a little friendly advice from Tricia. I picked out one of my favorite photos and this is what I ended up with. This came out kind of “paint by numbers” like. Looks like I have some experimenting to do!
Here is the original photo that I had taken below.
Thanks, Tricia, for the inspiration! Please check out her Barn Charm theme when you get a chance.
ADDENDUM: Kathy reminded me I forgot to mention the software I use to edit my photos. Most of the time I use Picnik (h/t to Kathy). I also use an open source software called GIMP which is very similar to Photoshop (so I have been told) but FREE!