January 11, 2013
I upgraded Photoshop to CS6 from CS4 because there was a deadline for doing so by the end of December. The newer version has some improvements; whether they are worth the price remains to be discovered. I'm still learning the features.
I found a filter that I didn't have in CS4: the oil paint filter. It adds a brush stroke texture to imitate (what else) an oil painting. I tried it out on this photo of a goose and I liked it in the large version that I was viewing. However, I thought the effect might be hard to discern after I shrunk the image for posting here so I added a poster edge on a duplicate layer and then slid the transparency down to where it wasn't overly "edged."
What do you think?