This week appears to be a busy one with multiple deadlines and projects all coming together concurrently. Today I spent some time selecting and editing photographs for promotional and media materials in preparation for next month’s World Championship Hunter Rider Spectacular in Florida. Although I certainly spent time going through my photos from last year’s event, after returning to them with fresh eyes I found a few more that I decided were worth pulling out.
This is actually a shot I took as a test just prior the horse and rider walking up for a formal awards shoot with presenters and sponsors. She paused for a moment to adjust the mare’s blanket and give her horse a reassuring pat. I cropped out the people to the left and used a few Photoshop filters, including Palette Knife, to give the image an artsy feel. One of my goals for 2012 is to expand my knowledge in a variety of software programs, including Photoshop, so I may take the opportunity to experiment with some images in my blog. Any feedback, constructive criticism and suggestions would be most welcome!
Beautiful, Tricia! Have you tried Adobe Pixel Bender – free plug in? Dave Cross has a video training series on Kelby Training website (Photo Painting Basics with Adobe Photoshop CS5). I tried the oil paint option with basic settings a few times for a subtle result. I have not tried all the steps that Dave outlines, but it would be fun to try sometime.
Thanks so much Karen! I really appreciate the information. I just ordered a new video connector for my TV so look forward to watching these on the big screen!