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Part 6. Creating Snazzy Effects > Making a Photo Look like an Oil Painting

Making a Photo Look like an Oil Painting

No one's proposing you start cranking out fake Rembrandts, but there's something about brushstrokes on canvas that says high class. Try this with the family portrait and pretend you sat for a Dutch master.

With a photo in the active image area, choose Filter, Brush Strokes, Angled Strokes.

Optionally, adjust the Direction Balance, Stroke Length, and Sharpness sliders.

When you see the desired effect in the Preview window, click OK.

Choose Filter, Texture, Texturizer.

NOTE

Tuning Your Strokes

The slider options in step 2 control the magnitude of the effect. You want to balance making the brushstrokes obvious enough to be seen, yet not so much as to obliterate fine detail in the picture.


From the Texture pop-up menu, choose Canvas.

Click OK.


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