I have these two photos (posted here) I somehow created about 4 years ago. I have need to use this same technique on another portrait photo headshot. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no idea how I did this or if it was even Photoshop Elements I used. In any event, I now know it can be done in Photoshop Elements because, while working on something else entirely about a month ago, I actually did something that made the image I was working on look much like these photos, especially Pat 2. It was a shame I could not stop to carefully figure it all out at the time and take careful notes, but time was extremely limited and I couldn't.
Does anyone recognize it as something that can be done in Photoshop Elements? And, if so, what tools were used? I've tried some of the Filters under Expert mode such as liquify. Have had no success so far.
I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I had a terrible time trying to find a way to post this the other day. When I signed in today and saw the "Create Thread" box I just jumped in and hope someone will tell me the correct place to post it.
The nearest available filter seems to be artistic >> palette knife. There is a distinct posterization effect which could be achieved by the filter adjustment >> posterize on a duplicate layer (8 levels), luminosity mode, opacity 80%.