Tutorial 5. Photo to Painting


In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to turn a photograph into a painting.
Honestly,  this work is not entirely out of my arsenal. Of course, I mean, that such works (which look like painting) are eye-catching… However, after the reach a successful result, I lose my interest in creating of such works. (with flowers, pets, etc.)
I bet, it will be hard to find more then couple of such works in my gallery.
I hope you will enjoy this tutorial. It help you turn your ordinary image into the beautiful work of painting look in a few simple steps. (for your experiment)

1. Well, few days ago I shot this pic, using the Slow Shutter app, lazily lounging on the couch.
I should mention that was pretty dark in my room and I had no light, except for the light from the screen of my iMAC =)

Hm… Not so good an image, but it did have potential for a painterly edit and I like a barely visible volume as the result of micro motion.

Hm… Not so good an image, but it did have potential for a painterly edit and I like a barely visible volume as the result of micro motion.

2. I little bit improve my image using Snapseed (exposure, contrast, levels, etc.) and went into AutoPainter3 , I chose the app settings Monet.

You can see my result above, but it’s still so boring….I mean, Nothing special.
I mean, using this application for the first time, it looks great, but I do not want to produce clones! (this is not my first experience) =) Actually, I use AutoPainter3 as only one of the steps in my image processing, as well, as all other apps.

3. Further, go back into the Snapseed and improve result pic, using apps settings (adjust Brightness, Ambiance, Contrast, Saturation etc.) for your taste.

Gradually this image gets forms and colors …But I’ve done it before.  So, I want to get something new.

4. I dug into my treasures of hundreds of applications =) and discovered the Pencil Camera app. It’s what I need! I created some images using this app before… but now I run it with treated in previous steps image.
Let’s see what happens!
Pencil Camera app allows you to turn your pics to amazing pencil sketches. You can shoot a pictures directly from the app or or apply it to photos from your gallery.
It has 15 funny effects with realtime preview: water colors, life on mars, pink glasses, dirty sketch, frozen, crayon’o'matic, rumpled paper, soft pencil, wooden floor, hipster culture, black pencil, canvas, oil paint, jungle and marble. Just try to be an artist for a while. As well as you can change brightness, contrast and contour in real time for endless possibilities. It supports both and iPad devices.

So this picture I got using PencilCamera app, using Water Colors effect and I like the way it looks now, but I want to add a bit colors by combining it with this texture using Blender app.

And a bit improve it using Snapseed once again (exposure, contrast, saturation, levels, etc.)

That’s all! =)

All the Apps Used In This Tutorial:

Pencil Camera

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