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Video Fx Universe
Turning photos into oil paintings
on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:37:12 am

I am interested in creating this effect

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/3118/coverde4.jpg

Basically turning a photograph into a oil painting portrait which you find on a lot of movie DVD covers. How can this be done?


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Vincent Rosati
Re: Turning photos into oil paintings
on Feb 20, 2008 at 5:45:27 pm

I don't think you're going to find a filter that can do that, if that's what you are looking for.
In Photoshop, you could create the composition with photos, than exercise traditional painting techniques on top of the composition using a pen and tablet.
See here...
http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/photoshop/wannaplay/index.html

Vince


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Brian Tull
Re: Turning photos into oil paintings
on Feb 21, 2008 at 12:40:10 am

That picture you provided looks like an actual painting to me, but I think I can help you get a decent looking oil paint effect out of a photograph.

First, make sure the picture is saved to your computer, then open it up in Photoshop. Then make a new layer and fill it with white. Now, start painting on the white layer with a fairly large art history brush with the style set to something like tight medium. Then, as you need more detail, decrease the size of the brush and paint around the area that needs it. This should create a pretty fair oil-painting effect, but if you wish, you can use the smudge brush to try to better replicate the look of brush strokes.

I also find that duplicating the layer and adding a cutout filter then reducing the opacity can help reduce the color range, which can create a more realistic painterly effect. You can also try adding a hue/saturation adjustment layer and increasing the saturation, or applying a canvas texture, but that can look a little tacky, so it's probably best you apply it on a new layer and reduce the opacity.



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Video Fx Universe
Re: Turning photos into oil paintings
on Feb 21, 2008 at 7:09:43 pm

thank you



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Estela King
Re: Turning photos into oil paintings
on May 25, 2015 at 9:46:41 am

If you are good at drawing then just draw the desired picture on a canvas and paint it with oil paints. If not, then you could visit https://www.portraitsondemand.com/oil-portraits.php online where the artists create customized oil paintings from the photos you give them.


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Cora Smith
Re: Turning photos into oil paintings
on Aug 3, 2015 at 5:34:49 pm

Nice Info... Thanks!


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