I don’t often do much processing on my images, but sometimes they really do suit a radical treatment. I did a few a while back in Cooking Up Some Interest. Then the other day, I wanted to illustrate my day, which had gone pretty pear-shaped, but the straight shot really wasn’t cutting it:
The pear looked a bit sad and the lines on the chopping board were distracting from the main point of the picture. So I tried fiddling with some filers. I chose Photoshop CS3’s “Cutout” filter from the Filter Gallery. This gave me:
Better, although it still needed a bit of tidying up. So I set to work with the clone brush to rid the background of all the distracting bits, ending up with the final, much more pear-shaped image:
This is the one which appeared as Day #178 on my Photo-a-Day blog.