Three years ago, when photography became my passion, I had no clue about the plethora of editing software available on the market. Fortunately, I was provided a Beta version of LightRoom and it was like magic! How my photos came alive. Fast forward three years to LightRoom 5 – which is super wonderful – but it doesn’t do everything.
The below image was created using a tool from JixiPix Software ( http://www.jixipix.com ), called Portrait Painter. Their tools are inexpensive, intuitive and fun to use. (I also use their Oil Painting, HDR, Black and White, Vintage Scene, and Hand Tint software -also funky and fun.)
Anyway – for a bit of color today, here’s my Macaw – Painted!
Below the painted version is the original, so you can see the contrast. By the way, Topaz Labs ( http://www.topazlabs.com ) has super great tools, they’re just a bit more pricy than JixiPix.
The original image with slight adjustments made in LightRoom 5: