But done a bit differently this time. I downloaded a stock photo from fontplay.com to process in a few new iPad apps. This time my artsy painting like outcome was achieved without a PC or Photoshop. I took the photo and cycled through the possible presets in Portrait HD app. The preset Portrait 1 was my final choice.
I am very satisfied with the results and will use these apps again .... Maybe even often.
Apps: Portrait HD, Photocopier, PicFrame