|the original shot - nice sunflower but pretty blah for impact|
But the background was all blown out against the sky so I used the Magic Extractor tool to remove the icky sky and put in one of my own from my collection of stock photos I have created over the years.
|the blue sky makes all the difference!|
Then I applied the paint daubs filter.
|the paint daubs filter|
|posterized - just can't get enough of this filter|
This filter is brushstrokes with accented edges.
|the brushstrokes with accented edges seems to give it some movement|
And then I got the results from Judi, who used 26 layers to achieve a totally different image. All I can say is WOW. I'm so glad others have decided to play along!
The challenge for next Friday will be this image:
Long Live the Queen of SunFlowers