This month I’m trying to repeat what I did for October’s One Four Challenge, which was something along the lines of:
- Which app gives the best painted look?
- Which app produces the best saturated image?
- Which one is the best for (almost) black and white?
- Which one produces the best subtle colouring?
Again I am going to my Spanish photos for the image, but this one is very different than my Sacred Shore wedding shot. Here is the original, a shot of some regal lamp posts in Madrid. First off I ran into trouble with Waterlogue, where many of the looks produced bold white outlines around the semi-silhouetted lamp posts, the exceptions being Natural, Soaked and Rainy.
The ‘Natural’ look definitely looks like a watercolour, and was probably the best of the bunch but I wasn’t that crazy about it. Stackables has some heavy textured paint strokes that can sometimes produce a painted look. But in this case I feel that the lamp posts are too finely detailed for the coarseness of the paint strokes.
Sketch Guru produced this as its watercolour look, very pretty but not much like a real watercolour.My favourite for the week was Sketch Guru’s ‘Gouache’ which captured the almost surrealistic feel of the photo – the only thing I’d change is to edit out the security cameras, although that would be a real pain to do.