Pictures into Paintings

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by JustinD, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. I've seen this technique on several posts on the retouching forum on DPreview and am curious if anyone knows how to do it?

    I have absolutely no experience or knowledge about this so any pointers to online tutorials or information that can be provided within this thread would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Justin what technique...?????
  3. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL

    Are you referring to taking an image and re-working it with filters on PS to make it look like a watercolor painting?
  4. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
  5. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  6. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Thanks Paul!
  7. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Using PS Elements, I used a couple of "filters"....


  8. Cory Cooper

    Cory Cooper

    May 24, 2005
    Salem, NH
  9. Oil Painting Action

    Hi Justin,

    I have a very simple one-click oil painting action. It will turn an actual image like this


    into a painting like this


    If you're interested in it, just let me know.


    P.S. By the way, the shot is the view of Fort San Geronimo from the grounds of the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  10. Micah


    May 8, 2005

    Wow! That's a cool effect. I'd be interested in that one myself.

  11. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Looks like Monet, Glenn and Ken! What did you do?
  12. Some time ago, Jarrell Conley posted a link on DPR to a plug-in or standalone program called Virtual Painter.

    I liked it and use it often.

    Here's a link for more info...
  13. Oil Painting Action


    My contribution was one click on my mouse to start the action. Someone more skilled than me in PP created the action and distributed it freely a year or so ago. Send me an email if you'd like a copy.


    Mary (and anyone else that's interested in this action),

    Send me an email and I will reply back with the action attached.

  14. I kinda threw this together rather quickly just to show you another way of painting your images. This was done with Corel Painter. It may be a bit difficult to see in this small of an image so you will probably have to look closely. You can see it best in the water reflection and forground. This is a shot of Peggy's Cove in Canada.

    This is the original;

    This is the painted version;
    View attachment 11742
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