Sam, our former foster was the purrfect model (until he was adopted) and I love this selfie of him.
After the blog’s Snapseed tutorial this week and some busy time on my new smartphone, I wanted to get back to Affinity Photo on my computer and enjoy the bigger screen so, I was exploring an Affinity Photo filter tutorial.
It’s the one have included in my Four Fun Photo Projects and not only is it super easy to do, but the results are also always interesting which is why this post is called a cat portrait with grunge filters.
Sam’s Cat Grunge With Filters Portrait
I used this filter in one of my CWA prize-winning photos of Toulouse and the result is quite different.
Here the range of colours was limited. The closeup is of a ginger cat with a soft background and not much for the filters to look for as extra colour. If you read through the watercolour effect tutorial, even if you do not have the software, you can see how each step of the process adds a different element of texture or intensity of colour.
Remember, that each of these individual adjustments is within your own control and each can make a difference to the end result of the cat photo you are working on. This applies to every software or smartphone app e.g. GIMP, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, or Photoshop Express. These adjustments give you a lot of control and help you create an image that best reflects your feelings about your cat.
If you are not sure what to do. Watch vides or read posts, like my Snapseed tutorial, and invest a bit of time in practice. Don’t set any expectations, just play and have fun. If you love the results save your image, if not there’s always the delete button!
What do you think of grungy Sam? I still think his look is intense, but it’s a different kind of photograph altogether, isn’t it?