Turn Photo into a Canvas Painting

Eh, finally a new tutorial today. It's a simple and easy one on how to turn your image or photo into a canvas-style painting. This canvas painting effect will look nice on a scenery image with lots of colors blended together. You can try it on a portrait as well and see how it turns out. For those with not so much talent in drawing the scent on your own, Photoshop is here to save the day. As usual our before and after image.




1. Open your image in Photoshop. Duplicate it and set the duplicate layer to Overlay or Soft Light, whichever works for your photo. We do this to enhance the color of our image.



2. Merge the image layers by clicking CTRL+E. Then, go to Filter > Artistic > Paint Daubs. Apply these settings or something close to get the effect shown below.





3. Next, go to Filter > Brush Strokes > Angled Strokes. Apply these settings or something close to get the effect shown below.





4. Now, go to Filter > Distort > Glass. Apply these settings or something close to get the effect shown below.





5. Duplicate the layer. Desaturate the duplicate layer (Image > Adjustment > Desaturate).

6. With the desaturate layer selected on the layer palette, go to Filter > Stylize > Emboss. Apply the setting below:



7. Finally, set that layer to Hard Light or Vivid Light, depending on your image and the outcome you prefer. And you got a painting =)



3 comments:

Russelld83 said...

Thanks for the cool tutorial.

Check out my Pin-Up version

http://photoshop-pinups.blogspot.com/2009/01/diora-baird-canvas-tutorial.html

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