Friday, August 15, 2008

Photoshopped Bugs

When I first played with PhotoShop way back in version 3, I was most amazed by the built-in filters that could be used to make your photos look like drawings, paintings, etc. I was messing with these filters with a few butterfly and dragonfly pictures I have. Here are the results. Do you have a favorite filter in PhotoShop?



6 comments:

John said...

I don't use Photoshop, but I like GIMP's "oilify" filter, which makes a photo looks more like a oil painting. It's useful for salvaging slightly blurry or badly-focused images. It is also a neat effect for fall foliage.

slybird said...

Ooo I like that last one a lot. What species is it?

tai haku said...

I also really like the last one. My own favourite filter is "poster edges" I often apply that even if I want to apply another filter primarily as it seems to add zing to their effects

Patrick Belardo said...

John, I'll have to check out GIMP.

For Slybird and Tai Haku, it's an Eastern Tailed Blue.

corey said...

For some reason I rally like the dragonfly...cool post!

Christopher said...

I enjoy playing with the different filters in photoshop too - especially to make an otherwise poor image (and I've got lots)interesting. For instance, you can make a image that was out of focus due to heat shimmer look like an intentional impressionist painting. I've not posted any to my blog yet, but if interested, I've got some at:
http://www.pbase.com/bluegoose/artistic