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Snap Art
by Alien Skin
The Watercolor Filter
December 26, 2006
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The final filter is Watercolor. Watercolor is one of my favorites of all the filters because it adds a special effect I happened to enjoy. As illustrated below, the images take on a rather realistic watercolor essence, and if you view the second image of my example, this is certainly prevalent in the image. Also noted below is making sure the images are printed to obtain the full value of what this filter can achieve.

Watercolor Basic Settings

Snap Art - Watercolor

A total of 31 predefined filter settings (including the default filter) are available to you for immediate viewing and comparison. Categories of this filter are:

  • Abstract
  • Architectural
  • Assorted
  • Brush
  • Color Adjustment
  • Paper
  • Portrait

Watercolor Examples


Original Image

Here are a few examples of some predefined settings. The last image is my favorite, and printing it looks even better. In fact, I have to say in order to really appreciate Snap Art, you must print your images instead of keeping them solely on your computer hard drive or memory card.

I also recommend for the ultimate effect, purchasing special printing paper which is naturally rough and has a slight canvas texture to it. I didn't have the opportunity to try this, but I can only imagine this would make the image look even better and more realistic.

Snap Art Stylize Filter
Watercolor Filter - Portrait, Fine Edge Detail

Snap Art Stylize Filter
Watercolor Filter - Portrait, Rough Paper


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