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Tips to Make a Photo to Look Like a Painting in Photoshop

Tips for making photos look like paintings on Photoshop

In this section we will introduce you the tips to make a photo look like a painting in Photoshop.

I will present the painting effect preparing a photo, using Photoshop’s [Filter]. The method is very simple! It can be done in about 5 minutes. First, please prepare 1 photo.

Step01 Open a Photo I n Photoshop

Have a picture ready in Photoshop.

Any color picture would work.

Step02 Convert into a Smart Object

First, convert the layer into a [Smart object] using filters for easier editing.

By converting it into a [Smart object], it becomes possible to apply filters which cannot be directly added to images.

Click [Filter→Convert for smart filter use].

Step03 Convert It into Smart Object

Click OK.

The layer has been converted into a smart object.

Step04 Apply filters to the photo

Now, the preparations for using filters on the photo on Photoshop are complete. Finally, apply the filters to the photo.

To add a painting-like feel to the photo, apply several filters. First, click [Filter→Artistic→Painting].

Step05 Apply [Painting]

Set the [Painting] options as in the picture above.

The image has had [Painting] applied to it. In the left image, I could check the effects of applying [Painting]. It looks considerably more like a painting now, doesn’t it?

Step06 Add a new effect

To make it look more like a painting, I think I want to try adding another effect on top of [Painting].

Please click [New Effect Layer] on the bottom left of the image.

Step07 A new effect layer has been made!

A new effect layer has been made. (Upper left image)

Step08 Finish the painting look by applying mesh

Continuing that, apply the [Mesh] effect on the newly made effect layer.

Click the [Mesh] in the middle of the image’s [Brush stroke] and set the options like in the above photo.

The settings in the above photo are just the ones appropriate for this photo. The impression the effects make will differ depending on the photo.

By moving the [Mesh] and [Painting] sliders, the effects will change, so while looking at the preview on the left, fine-tune the settings for each photo.

Finished!

How to make a photo look like a painting on Photoshop

With Photoshop’s effect layer [Mesh] and using [Painting]. the photo looks like it is painted on canvas.

The method is very simple, isn’t it? Because there are many other Photoshop filters, please try a variety.

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