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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

      My name is Vinci. For the past 5 years, I’ve voyaged across the world seeking the next great photograph. I invite you to join me as I explore our beautiful planet and share its stories through the lens of photography.

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