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Share your Techniques and Effects

Poppy

Supreme Senior Member
I would love to learn more about techniques I am not very good with them and see some awesome effects on pages our more advanced Artists make some amazing pages I am going to start a page off and hope others will follow I am sure the more advanced ones of you out there can teach us much more so here is my page it is a very simple example it is an image of half a face from Pexels which I then added an effect in SPE to make it look more like a sketch then I recoloured her added some blend modes to her then copied the original photo turned her so that she now looks like she has a whole face I recoloured her added blend modes again I also used papers on top and more blend modes then I cropped a paper in half so that each half was recoloured again and then more blend modes added.
 

doglvr49

Esteemed Senior Member
I do a lot of my effects on PhotoMania which was introduced to me by JA member Lindsay. It's free and simple. I often download a photo I've run through a filter and run through another one on there. You can remove the watermark, too. I do it with both embellishments and photos, but mostly photos. Fun to see How much I can change it up.
 

Poppy

Supreme Senior Member
I do a lot of my effects on PhotoMania which was introduced to me by JA member Lindsay. It's free and simple. I often download a photo I've run through a filter and run through another one on there. You can remove the watermark, too. I do it with both embellishments and photos, but mostly photos. Fun to see How much I can change it up.
Thank you Kathy thats a great tip..xxx
 

Robyn

Senior Moment Specialist and Administrator
Staff member
Challenge Host - October
What an excellent thread! Thank you Mary.
 

Migueline

Esteemed Senior Member
Fabulous page Mary and explanations! It's a good idea. For my part I don't have any technique in particular, I'm going on a dime the most of time and use some softwares like Akvis sketch, photoshop actions or Topaz studio as other members here and I play with Photoshop tools. There is a lot of tutorials on Youtube with Blue Lightning TV, Photoshop CAFE, Photoshop training channel.
 

Anita

Esteemed Senior Member
Challenge Host - October
Thanks Anita. Are the effects in this program similar to what can be achieved in Topaz?
similar ..but alot more I think..I have had the program for years and couldn't do without it now...It can change your page dramatically ♥ I have Topaz aswell ♥
 

Poppy

Supreme Senior Member
Sorry about that Robyn I should have explained it more clearly luckily Anita did the job for me.xxx
 

Rosie

Wildlife Warrior
Challenge Host - October
I use Topaz Studio 1 and 2 for quick effects. I also use Affinity Designer for painting. Sometimes I combine the two, starting with Topaz and refining with Affinity. The problem is that I fiddle around so much I can't always remember what I used 😁
 

Grace

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - October
Thanks for reminding me about Smart Photo Editor. I purchased it in 2017 and never used it because there are so many choices and I find it overwhelming. I took a look at SPE today and like the presets in the Artistic Effects Gallery. I like one-click presets better than actions.
 

Evelyn

Miss Social Chatty-ness
Challenge Host - October
I don't know about most of the programs y'all have mentioned. This is a great idea, Mary and I love that face you did!
 
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