My diploma from a year-long intensive study course landed me the job easily, and I was told I'd be working in the artists' section. "So how do I set my work space up?" I asked a co-worker on my first day. Let's call her and all my other co-workers "Anna." I continued, "I guess the easel goes in the corner there. Can you show me some sample photos and finished portraits so I see the sort of thing I should be shooting for?"
"Oh, we don't actually make portraits," she said. "We have the graphic design department for that."
"Graphic design?" That was my field. "So, they ...?"
"They scan the photo and run it through Photoshop. They put an oil painting filter on it."
"OK," I said. "So what do I do?"
Basically, I Was Creating Fake Brush Strokes To Fool Customers
"Your job," said Anna, "is to apply the glace. That makes it really look like it's been painted." The process, according to this art blog responding to queries about Everly Originals, produces something called a giclee print. I was given a bucket of clear gel stuff -- acrylic, said one former employee. I'd apply it to the print with a paintbrush. This would create brush strokes of a sort, though I didn't follow the strokes that Photoshop created; I just scribbled over the whole thing.