Pastel is our fifth filter offered by Snap Art. Pastel is among the filters in Snap Art which can really make your portraits shine with creativity, but yet not too much.
Host Requirements: Adobe PS CS or later, Adobe PS Elements 4 or later, or Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI or later
System Requirements For Mac G4 or G5 processor, 512MB RAM, MAC OS X 10.3.9 or later
System Requirements For Windows: 2 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 512MB RAM, Windows XP or later
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Users of Pastel may find the Hard Brush setting a little problematic as it will show hard strokes and will not blend so well into the image. Of course, this will depend on the image, but hard strokes will not regularly make your image blend well. The Oil Brush and Soft Brush settings will more than likely be your selection as they tend to blend better with other colors in the image and a type of "smoothness" will be present.
Pastel Basic Settings
A total of 30 different filter settings (including the default filter) are available to you for immediate viewing and comparison.
I left the default settings alone and actually liked the following interpretation of my original image, but I did choose Soft Brush versus the Hard Brush setting which tends to be more harsh on an image. In order to see more "harshness", an image with more contrasting colors would have to be present versus the image being illustrated below.
Using Pastel Filter At Default Settings with Soft Brush