Friday, October 29, 2010
Learned about this from Master Dr. Russell Brown at Adobe Max. It is called Pixelbender. With it you have the ability to apply an oil paint technique brush stroke to your pixels and adjust them. You also in CS5 have the ability to perform underpainting adjustments to guide how the pixelbender will flow and move. I used it here to simulate a woodcut linework technique. This was a photo that I converted to grayscale and then manipulated the contrast in curves to get the constrast and depth that I wanted. Then applied the pixelbender settings and tweaked them until I was happy. The entire process, maybe an hour? It is a good beginning for illustration for some looks.