This gave me a lot of insight into various points related to makeup and what one should keep in mind in such scenarios. Do keep in mind that this is my first attempt at this…I only do wildlife otherwise!
These shots also gave me the opportunity to test out all the new masks in Lightroom 12 in a practical scenario and that is what we are going to look at in this video.
Someone recently asked me online about how to create a painterly and also an artistic effect for bird photographs.
This video is all about these two points…
1. How to simply create a painterly effect
2. How to make it artistic
So, let’s take a look at a quick example of how to achieve both these goals in Photoshop.
I have selected a recent shot from my balcony for this purpose which should be good enough to illustrate the basics of how to achieve this goal.
Okay, so a “Command” or “Control” + “E” would take this image from Lightroom to Photoshop.
Now, as illustrated in earlier videos, we just do a basic cleanup on this image.
First, we duplicate the image which puts it on a layer and we retain a backup in case we need to re-do the process. Command + J is a shortcut for this. Now, we can make the background layer invisible since we do not require it anymore.
A command + 0 fits the image to the window for a better view…
A simple select subject, and mask out the subject. Just use the selection and brush tool to clean up rough edges. Maybe try the colour range selection as well, if needed.
Now, let us see how to simply create the painterly effect.
Select “Stylize” from the “Filters” menu and choose “Oil paint”. Feel free to play around with the settings in this dialog box.
You can always use the help built into Photoshop to find out more about the settings in this dialog and what each option does.
Once you are done with that, just press “Enter” or click “OK” and we have our “painterly” effect.
Now, what about the “artistic” effect?
As it turns out, the person who asked me about this was looking for multiple copies of the same image put together in different sizes.
This is how I went about it…
Just duplicate the layer we already have. Use the “Free Transform” from the “Edit” menu to modify the copied layer. You can make as many copies as you want and pretty much apply any kind of transforms to each.
The art and concept belong totally to you and what you choose to create!
This is just an example that I came up with just to illustrate the concept.
Of course, you can also try to “Oil Paint” one layer at a time to give them all a different artistic look.
I am recording this on the device itself so we can get a better idea of what I want to share here.
First, the biggest drawback of the new MI phones…Not just the 10T, but also the other MI models.
The default MI Dialer and Messages applications have been replaced by the Google ones. This is a shocker for any MI phone user since the Google Dialer and Messaging applications are pathetic by comparison.
Although there are alternate Dialling and Messaging applications, nothing I have seen so far comes close to being as good as the MI applications.
Okay, with that negative point out of the way, the rest is all good!
The screen is a high-quality LCD with a refresh rate of 144Hz. As a person who is into photography, I prefer the high-quality LCD to an AMOLED screen since the LCD has truer colours.
While most people would talk about the blacks on an AMOLED screen and the small area of an always-on display, just the blacks do not do a whole lot for overall colours. On the lighter side, this is a phone, not a watch that I might want an always-on display.
In short, you can actually use this screen to check images for actual colours in case your monitor lacks sRGB colour gamut support. Of course, we have might have better colour screens on the AMOLED side sometime, but, that is not the case so far…
Talking of photography, I will go through the default Camera and Gallery applications that come with this device and my recommendations to get the best out of the camera. Let us take a brief look at the camera settings first, and then the variety of modes this application offers.
Since the normal auto mode of the camera seems to be manipulating the image from the sensor, it is smaller and not as good as the one you can get from the Pro mode. My recommendation would be to use the Pro mode in full auto mode as a substitute for the normal camera/video modes for better results. #Xiaomi #MI #MI10T #Photography