Tips for Making Your Photos Look like Paintings

Photoshop is a great tool for enhancing your photos during post-processing. You can use the tool to get rid of any blemishes or imperfections in the photos apart from creating customized images for all sorts of events.

While it is a great photo editing tool, it is also used by normal users and artists alike to give their photos a little artistic touch. There are few images in the world that come close to a beautiful painting.

You can make your photo look like a painting as well. We look at the steps you can follow to get there:

  1. Open your photo: In Photoshop, go to File -> Open. Now select a photo from your system. Select a landscape for best results.
  2. Convert layer to smart object: You can locate the layers panel at the lower-right corner of your workspace.

If you are unable to see it, go to Windows -> Layer. Right-click the “Background” layer and click Convert to Smart Object.

This step helps you add the artistic filter you will apply in the next step.

  1. Open Filter Gallery

Go to Filter -> Filter Gallery.

  1. Apply Dry Brush Filter

From the Artistic folder, select the Dry Brush filter.

You can see filter options to the right of the window. Adjust Brush size, Brush detail and texture values

After making changes, click OK.

  1. Intensify the colors

You can see Adjustments panel above Layer panel to the right of the workspace. If you cannot see it, go to Window -> Adjustments.

Click on Hue/Saturation in the second row of icons.

In the Properties panel, use Saturation slider to set saturation to +65. This gives the image the look of a painting. Once you are done, click Properties tab title at the upper left of the panel to close it.

  1. Fine-tune adjustments

To edit Saturation adjustment, double-click on the icon to the left of Hue/Saturation 1 layer in the Layers panel.

To edit Dry Brush filter, double-click Filter Gallery under Layer 0 in the Layers panel and Filter Gallery opens up.

Repair corrupt PSD files with Remo Repair PSD

If any corruption occurred on your Photoshop file and you are unable to access it, you can repair it with Remo Repair PSD software.

There are times when certain PSD files do not open in Photoshop, you can use Remo Repair PSD to fix psd file is incompatible with Photoshop version error.

The PSD repair software follows a simple mechanism to repair psd files. It works in a read-only mode using advanced algorithms to scan your corrupt PSD file, extracts data from it, and saves it in a new healthy file without altering the source file.

The software repairs your corrupt or damaged PSD file and recovers its separate layers as well.

Once the repair process is complete, you can view the repaired file with the Preview feature.

Tips for Making Your Photos Look like Paintings was last modified: May 2nd, 2018 by John Harris

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