This tutorial is aimed at beginners and in this free course, I will show you how to enhance a photo by making it a painting.
So we start by grabbing a photo that we would like to use, in this example I have used a photo of James Bond ( Daniel Craig ).
This is a totally unedited photo ( well not by me anyway ).
Find a photo – Step 1
Duplicate Layer – Step 2
So we need to duplicate your original photo, we do this my making a layer over the top of the original photo. On your PC, Right Click on your original photo layer ( on the right hand side of the screen ) and click Duplicate Layer or goto the menu Layer -> Duplicate Layer.
Filter Gallery Menu – Step 3
So with your new duplicate layer selected, you now need to goto the Filter Gallery Menu as shown below. Filter -> Filter Gallery.
Paint Daubs Settings – Step 4
Now this is the effect we are going to use “Paint Daubs”. And try experimenting with different settings, but for this photo I am using the settings
Brush Size: 4
Brush Type: Simple
and it gives slight and subtle enhancements that really brings the photo out and gives it that “POP” that some people talk about.
Finished Edited Photo – Step 5
And this is what we end up with, a nice photo with that pop. Really gives it more character in my opinion.
Before & After Comparison
Look Closely and the before and after below. Which Do you prefer?
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