Photography or Art – Exploring Filters and Blend Modes

If you have been following my blog, you know I’m in the process of posting images from our cruise around Italy and Croatia.  But, tonight I’m posting a few different images, compositions created from some of the Venice files.

I’m using Photoshop Elements 10.  I will post the original image and then a rendering of the image using various filters, blend modes and gradients.


Here is the original.

I used the stylize filter – “Find Edges” filter, then applied an artistic filter “Fresco” and finished it off with a brown gradient with an 70% “Overlay” blend mode.

Also, the same composite with a different gradient applied with a Color Burn blend mode

The next image also uses the “Find Edge” filter but then applies a Solice filter with a Linear Burn blend mode.

This image was rendered using a colored pencil artistic filter (setting levers at 6, 10, 22) with a multicolored pastel gradient with Color Burn blend mode

It’s fun to just explore and combine various techniques.  Sometimes the results are fantastic!!