See how easily you can paint like Claude Monet - 2

This is part 2 of the Photoshop Impressionism Tutorial ( read part 1 here ).

1. Open your picture in Photoshop
2. Duplicate the background layer by right-clicking on it.

3. Select the Art History Brush Tool from the menu

4. We'll now start working on the sky. Open the brush menu with the downward arrow, expand it with the right arrow, select the Wet Media Brushes palette, and select Rough Round Bristle. The actual size of the brush depends on your own pic. Experiment.
For the style, go with Tight (short, medium or long) or dab. I choose Tight Long.

5. Paint over the sky on your background copy layer.

6. With the brush Small Oil Brush, with the following settings, paint over the castle:
Mode Normal, Opacity 100%, Style: tight short Area 20 px and Tolerance: 50%

7. Use the eraser if needed to get some details back. Here I used in mainly for the windows. I also used the Smudge and went over some parts:

8. Once your 'painting' is up to your taste, only the lighting effect is left to do. Hit the Hue/Saturation layer in the Adjustments panel

9. Slide the Hue and Saturation sliders (in this example hue: -4, Saturation +54) until you get a warm sunset feel:

10. Do any brush/smudge/color touch up to your image. You're done!

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My name is Rosemarie or known as alias Rosemarie Pixel. I am a photo, digital scrapbooking, and blogging enthusiast. I created this blog in 2009 to share everything I am learning about these three new medias.

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