After three years of playing with my images and trying to get them to look right in Photoshop (and then not being able to consistently recreate what I did with another image), I finally figured out how to make my photos looks warmer and more like the actual paintings. It was real simple and took hitting only one button. I'm not sure I never figured this out before. It was so easy! So what did I do? I used the "color boost" button in the effects section of iPhoto. Simple. I hit the button and VIOLA! A warmer photo. If I hit it twice, it gets even warmer. Any more than that and the image is too yellow. Here's what the new images look like:
|Original: This is what my photos originally look like without any effects. It's pretty |
gray and has a "cool" feel to it.
|Boost One: This with the color boost effect on 1. It's much warmer. I like this...but|
sometimes I wonder if the effect should be on 2.
|Boost Two: This is with a color boost setting of 2. Do you think it looks TOO yellow? I can't decide.|
Which one of these effects look more like my actual paintings? I need some opinions.
If you have any opinions, I'd like to hear them. Which one do you think best represents my work?
On another note, I finished the 5th painting of the month today. If you remember, I am on a crazy painting schedule of 5 paintings per month for the next 4 months. I managed to finish a little bit early for this month's deadlines. Fifteen more paintings (at least...although I probably actually need more) to go! Here are paintings number 4 and 5, without the wax:
|"Row Boat" 30"x24"|
You'll be able to find this painting at Lanoue Fine Art in March.
|"Feeding Pigeons", 36"x36"|
You will be able to find this painting at ArtHaus Gallery sometime next week.