The correct answer is photos. Probably a few hundred more photos thanks to the popularity of the iPhone. What can you do with all those photos to change them from mundane to special? Aquarella.
Think watercolor. Aquarella is a digital watercolor enhancement tool for your photos (aquarelle means watercolor in French). Drop in a photo, select a watercolor style, adjust slider bar controls to match your tastes. Done.
Aquarella gives you controls for color strength, edge detail, color, even paper style and bloom style. That means you can have thousands of watercolor styles simply by combining all the elements. There are 7 watercolor papers, 63 artistic papers with color, 39 watery bloom compositions and plenty presets.
And, no water, no brushes, no paper, no mess and no cleanup. Just point, click, slide and watch the changes appear automagically. For example, simple photos can become artistic masterpieces with Aqua Color which creates a classically stepped and brushed watercolor but uses only the colors from your photo.
Or, use the Two Tone which combines two lighter colors to create a delicately soft translucent-like painting. All point and click (and slide).
Unless you have some sort of watercolor fetish or sell digital watercolors to friends and neighbors, it’s unlikely you’ll need Aquarella on every photo. But there’s no faster or easier way to generate an attractive watercolor from a rather mundane photo.
The samples speak volumes.