Photography Tutorial: Turn a Photo into a Painting

Hi, Laurie back with you today with another fun photography tutorial!

Today, we are sharing how to change a photo into a painting in Photoshop Elements.  It is fun and fast!  Basically, we are applying an artistic filter to the image and pumping up the color. Quick and easy!

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Here’s how you create the effect:

Double click the Dry Brush filter under “Effects” > “Filters” > “Artistic Folder”, to the right of the photo preview, as shown below.

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Your Dry Brush panel will open up, set your Brush Size to 7, your Brush Detail to 9, and your Texture to 1, as shown below. When you’re done, click OK to close the panel.

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Next you will want to intensify the colors by selecting “Enhance” > “Adjust Color” > “Adjust Hue/Saturation”, as shown below.

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Your properties panel will open, use the Saturation slider to set the saturation to your liking, I went with +38. This pumps up the colors in the photo, producing an artistic or painterly look. When you’re done, click OK to close the panel.

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That’s it!

Hope you try this one out for yourself!

Laurie

Lor

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