I have been listening to some good podcasts or webcasts from good photographers over the last week and their main tip is to practice your photography everyday and try out different things to get better. Practice makes perfect. The pot of pink cyclamen has been moved and studied from many angles.
Bonnie gave us a lovely texture called brown rice paper to make our artwork with this week. I used it over a photo of the pink cyclamen. I like how it looks like a real canvas.
For this photo I used the texture as a background to the very same pot of pink cyclamen but then I got crazy by choosing a filter in CS5 called pixelbender. It is a plug in that you can download from Adobe.com. In Pixelbender I used the oil painting tools to play about. But, I did not stop there; I then chose another filter called liquify and pulled the colour this way and that. Lastly, I made a few adjustments in Topaz Adjust 5. It was like finger painting as a child.
I am joining Bonnie for Photo Art Friday.