Abandoned North Carolina Farm House Canon EOS D30 digital camera mounted on a tripod, 28-70mm f/2.8 @ 28mm, ISO 100, RAW image setting, f/9 @ 1/50, 2160 x 1440 pixels, converted to 8 bits per channel, 9.3MB .tif file
Before I began using an image editor, I enjoyed airbrush and watercolor painting. Because of that background, I have always wanted to be able to transform digital photos into images that look like a painting without having to apply lots of brushstrokes. Very early on, I learned that to create a successful digital painting, most digital photos need to be simplified; that is, many of the finer details need to be removed or simplified. Then those simplified areas need to once again be simplified, only this time just in terms of color, as brushstrokes are usually painted with a single color. Finally, those stroke-like marks need additional effects, such as texture, softness, or thickness to make an image look like a painting.
The Segmentis Limited buZZ.Pro 2.0 is a plug-in that offers 19 different effects that do exactly what is needed to create a variety of painting effects. The filters range from very powerful simplifiers, to blurs, screens, lines, and more. Each of these effects can be loaded into a stack; some of the effects allow further settings to be made. After some experimentation, buZZ.Pro 2.0
can be used to create many different painted effects. In this technique, you transform a photo of a farm house into a painting by using buZZ.Pro 2.0.
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