If I could be a painter, I'd paint like this, dreamy, abstract, colorful ... until then, it's Alien Skin Snap Art!
This Photoshop plugin has an impressive collection of filters that create painterly and artistic effects for your photographs. The Cuban drummer (photo above) and the couple (photo below) were enhanced using the Watercolor filter. Within Snap Art, there are 10 filters, Color Pencil, Comics, Impasto, Oil Paint, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Pencil Sketch, Pointillism, Stylize and Watercolor.
Create a "rainy day" look with Color Pencil. Take a look at the photo below...
One of my favorite filters in Snap Art is Stylize. You can create a poster effect like the photo below of Trinidad, Cuba. I painted the car pink just because!
Some of the students in my online Photoshop course - Photoshop - Enhancing Digital Images and Creating Works of Art at BetterPhoto.com's online digital photography school - have made stunning images using the various features in the Photoshop plug-in Snap Art. It's a lot of fun to see how each person interprets working with the filters and their photos, and how creative everyone is!