Caroline shows how to create a piece that looks more like a digital painting than a photo manipulation. She shows how to use various color grading techniques, painting effects, and selective filtering to create her effects. She also shares an easy way to create the exaggerated light source for dramatic effect.
Applying filters within Photoshop to your images can really add a creative feel to your work. You have a huge amount of power in applying such effects. You can stack filters, vary the opacity, change the blend mode; the possibilities are endless once you start to combine these. Further, it is easy to forget that filters do not need to be applied to your whole image. So, in this mini tutorial I am going to show you an example of this ‘selective filter’ approach.