Professional photographers and hobbyists alike can now learn how to add fine art painterly effects to their photographs in Adobe Photoshop from Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling.
In the class you will learn the art theories and Adobe Photoshop steps for painting photographic portraits with a fine art painterly touch.
Karen Sperling is known for her simple, direct and thorough approach to explaining how to use Corel Painter. A Photoshop user since CS3, Karen explains in the same cut-to-the-chase style how she created the painting on this page step-by-step using Photoshop CC's tools and features, including the Mixer Brush Tool and Frequency Separation. The class also mentions Topaz filters, but the effects can be achieved with Alien Skin and Nik as well.
This class covers basic painting in Photoshop. It is not a beginner class and requires a familiarity with Photoshop's interface, including working with layers.
This class will give you an understanding of how to use art theories for turning photos into painterly images and it will show you how to use Frequency Separation and the Mixer Brush Tool to achieve a painterly result.
Write to Karen Sperling with questions.
The Artistry Online Class #10: Fine Art Painterly Portraits in Photoshop
The class includes self-paced videos featuring art lessons and step-by-step Adobe Photoshop instructions for turning photographs into fine art painterly portraits to achieve the paintings on this page. You will receive the source photo for the top portrait seen on this page so that you may follow along with the tutorial video lessons hands-on. The class also includes access to a private online forum where you may ask questions.
Please note: The Artistry Online class videos aren't automatic downloads. A person sends them to you. You will receive the class videos within 24 hours of your order during regular business hours Monday through Friday U.S. Pacific Time.