Watercolor from a Photograph

Poonam the DancerOne thing I truly love to do is learn new design techniques – either hand or digital. Sometimes just to pass the time I’ll go through one of the many free tutorials on techniques for digital editing software. It’s fun and teaches you a lot about the software you use every day. Especially with the Adobe products, there is a sort of never-ending ability to fiddle around, and you can never find the end of it. When you want to create a particular effect, you always know there are about five different ways to do it.

Here’s one of those experiments from 2011. I took a photograph of my friend Poonam dancing, swapped the background for a watercolor paper texture and some bright color swatches, filtered the photograph to look a little painted, and added a relevant quote. Not bad for a spare hour or two.

Poonam, by the way, is a talented and very friendly actress in Los Angeles. You should can find out more about her on her website.

Ian Korn

Architect. Photographer. Beer enthusiast. World traveler. Fitness fan. (Sometime) bike commuter. Committed christian.

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