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    How To Make Your Pictures Look Like Paintings in Photoshop

    By December 31, 2019 January 3rd, 2020 Photography

    If you are looking to add a creative twist to your photos, converting them into a painting is a great way to do so. In this article, I have outlined three different methods you can convert your photos into paintings using photoshop.

    While there are apps that allow you to convert your photos into paintings these apps are limiting. Often, these apps will leave you with the same style of painting as everyone else. Using photoshop and following the simple steps I have outlined will allow you to convert your photos into paintings with flexibility and creative control.

    Style 1

    Step 1: 

    Image–> Mode–> 8 Bits 

    Step 2: 

    Filter–> Filter Gallery –> Artistic –> Water Color

    Set Brush Detail to 14

    Set Shadow Intensity to 0

    Set texture to 1

    Press Ok

     

    Step 3:

    Filter–> Filter Gallery–> Texture–> Texturizer

    Texture Canvas

    Set Scaling to 100%

    Set Relief to 1

    Set Light to Top

    Press Ok

    Step 4:

    Layer—> New –> Layer Via Copy (Ctrl+ J  (PC)/ Command+J (Mac))

    Filter—> Filter Gallery—> Artistic—> Plastic Wrap

    Set Highlight Strength to 10

    Set Detail to 10

    Set Smoothness to 2

    Press Ok

    Step 5:

    Set Layer Mode to Lighten

    Step 6:

    Add Layer Mask  (Layer –> Layer Mask–> Reveal All)

    Use the Brush Tool (B) to remove unwanted glare

    Step 7:

    Create a Levels layer using Ctrl or Command L and set the output to ten to make the image brighter (optional)

    Final Picture:

    Style 2Step 1: 

    Image–> Mode–> 8 Bits 

    Step 2:

    Filter–> Artistic–> Filter Gallery–> Poster Edges

    Set Edge Thickness to 0

    Set Edge Intensity to 0

    Set Posterization to 2

    Step 3:

    Layer—> New –> Layer Via Copy (Ctrl+ J  (PC)/ Command+J (Mac))

    Step 4:

    Filter–> Artistic–> Filter Gallery–> Palette Knife

    Set Stroke Size to 8

    Stroke Detail to 1

    Set Softness to 0

    Step 5:

    Add Layer Mask  (Layer –> Layer Mask–> Reveal All)

    Use the Brush Tool (B) to remove where you want more details

    Final Picture:

    Style 3

    Step 1: 

    Image—> adjustments—> Black and White

    Step 2: 

    Layer—> layer via copy (Duplicate layer (ctrl/ command J))

    Step 3: 

    Filter—> Filter Gallery—> Sketch —> Note Paper

    Step 4: 

    Adjustments—> levels (command L)

    Step 5

    Set Layer Mode to Overlay 

    Final Picture:

    About The Author

    Photographer. Explorer. Story Teller. For the past 5 years, I’ve voyaged across the world seeking the next great photograph. If you’re anything like me, you love to travel, capture beautiful moments, and live life to the fullest.

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