UPDATE: The Cartoon / Painterly Technique using Lightroom / Camera RAW

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: July 29, 2013

Category: Videos

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

Hope you had a good weekend.

I’d intended to get out early on one of the mornings and do something I don’t normally do…in fact ‘never’ do and that’s try some Landscape photography?

Why? Well why not? It’s always good to get out and try something different just for fun…it’s amazing how much new stuff you can learn. Anyway, it didn’t quite happen so I’ll make a point of doing that some other time 🙂

UPDATE: The Cartoon / Painterly Technique
Ok so today I’ve a short video tutorial for you which shows a new and updated technique for my Cartoon / Painterly look that I use on a lot of my images to some degree or another.

For those of you who watch my Weekly Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Video Podcast Show you’ll have seen the original way I do this technique in Episode 5 using Photoshop. However in this video which is only around 8 minutes long I show how the technique can be applied using Lightroom or Camera RAW and it’s actually now my preferred way because unlike before, this new technique is completely Non-Destructive i.e. it’s completely editable at a later date as are any of the retouching steps done before it.

Hope you like it and of course feel free to share with friends, colleagues, neighbours, lovers…you get the picture 🙂


•NOTE: The technique could also be done using the Reduce Noise Filter and then the Preserve Details Slider; it’s just that I’m looking to be able to do as much as possible in Camera RAW / Lightroom which I feel is very teachable let alone convenient as everything is in one place and not everyone has both Photoshop & Lightroom but likely one or the other.

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