Take a look at this shot from Tony Sweet. He used Snap Art 3 for the painterly effects. Tony is a photography and Photoshop guru. He knows all of the tricks to achieve the specific look he’s after. Here’s what he said about this shot:

“I like to blur the line between painting and photography in certain types of images. When I use Snap Art I prefer to render the effects on separate layers in Photoshop. Adjusting the opacity between paint effect layers gives me more precision. I paint what I want, where I want.

For this image I used the Watercolor – Fine Brush setting. I masked out elements like the tree trunk in the foreground inside of Snap Art. I optimized the final look with a few tweaks in Photoshop.”