Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Edit Me - Flag Oil Painting

I really, really had fun this week with the Edit Me challenge over at My Reflection of Something! On last week's challenge the very talented Ashley Sisk used a super cool Photoshop plug-in called Pixel Bender to create a kaleidoscope out of the photo. Instantly I knew that I had to get the plug-in and start playing with it myself! 

First off, I flipped the image so that the flag was flying towards the right. I wanted to have some contrast in the sky, so I added a layer & mask to get a sky with some clouds and different tones of blue. I then used liquify to add the swirls to the sky...sort of like a Van Gogh painting. Finally I used the Oil Painting effect in Pixel Bender. I absolutely love the finished project and I had so much fun learning how to do it! What do you think?

Here is the original photo:



  1. Very nice! Do you know if Pixel Bender works in PSE?

  2. oh cool! That pixel blender effect is so neat. Great edit!

  3. I love it!!! Jenn you are one talented lady:)

  4. Wow, that's a very cool edit! Very creative!

    Re: Shoni, no Pixel Blender doesn't work in PSE, but Adobe does offer a free program that basically does the same thing. Ashley Sisk posted about it recently:

  5. It's such a cool technique. It makes a very pretty sky.

  6. Love the effects, love the quote, just LOVE this edit!

  7. thank you, thank you, thank you everyone! I LOVE pixel bender! ;-)


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