Before heading straight into photography I used some of the shots I had already taken to practise my skills on and to explore the effects that are on Photoshop. By doing this I was able to try out different things which could make my photographs more interesting to look at and more appealing. I was able to create the effect below by using an oil painting effect. I loved the way it looked some of my photos as it added a really creative texture to them and made the photograph look less realistic and as though they were painted. However, I don’t think I will use this for my final photographs as the texture and effect isn’t as noticeable on some photos as others.
Even though I will not be using this effect I still think it was worth my time as I was able to expand my skills and knowledge on Photoshop as well as allowing me to explore the different styles and effects to choose from.