How to turn photos into oil paintings with Photoshop

02/01/2024 560

Photos can be turned into oil paintings with just a few steps in Photoshop software. The combination of many different tools gives your original photo a completely new, very "artistic" look. So do you know how to convert photos into oil paintings using Photoshop? Join us to immediately learn the steps to convert photos into oil paintings in Photoshop through the following shares.

How to turn photos into oil paintings with Photoshop

Photos can be turned into oil paintings with just a few steps in Photoshop software. The combination of many different tools gives your original photo a completely new, very "artistic" look. So do you know how to convert photos into oil paintings using Photoshop? Join us to immediately learn the steps to convert photos into oil paintings in Photoshop through the following shares.

convert photos into oil paintings using Photoshop

Steps to convert photos into oil paintings using Photoshop 

Converting photos into oil paintings using Photoshop will help your photos look more "artistic" and more impressive. To be able to convert a photo into an oil painting using Photoshop, let's refer to some basic steps as follows: 

Step 1: First we need to open the photo we want to convert into an oil painting using Photoshop. The photo should have high contrast for the best effect when converted into a painting. 

Please select File on the menu bar => Open => select the image to open => select Open. Or you can press the key combination Ctrl+N.

press the key combination Ctrl+N

Step 2: Duplicate the Background layer by right-clicking on Background and selecting Duplicate Layer. Or you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J (Cmd+J for MacOS).

use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J (Cmd+J for MacOS)

 

Step 3: At the new layer, select Create new fill or adjustment layer (circle icon at the bottom right corner of the screen), then select Hue/Saturation to add some color intensity to the photo. Or you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+U (Cmd+U for MacOS).

Create new fill or adjustment layer

Drag the Saturation slider above the Hue/Saturation dialog box to your preference. Don't pull too much because it can cause the photo to lose light balance and contrast.

Drag the Saturation slider above the Hue/Saturation dialog box

Step 4: On the toolbar, select Layer => New adjustments => Brightness/Contrast to set the brightness and contrast parameters of the photo.

Brightness/Contrast

Adjust the parameters to suit your vision. If the photo is satisfactory, you can skip this step. 

Step 5: On the menu bar, select Filter => Filter Gallery.

Filter Gallery

Then click on Artistic => select Plastic Wrap and then observe the details on the image. You will see that these details have become more blurred.

select Plastic Wrap and then observe the details on the image

Step 6: Create another Effects layer by clicking on the icon as shown in the image below.

Create another Effects layer

On the new Effect layer, select the Paint Daubs tool and adjust the parameters appropriately.

select the Paint Daubs tool and adjust the parameters appropriately

Similarly, still in this menu, create a new Effect layer then click on the Texturizer tool and adjust the parameters accordingly to create the veins of the canvas.

create a new Effect layer

Continue doing the same as above with the Glass tool and adjust the parameters moderately to avoid causing image distortion or blurring.

Continue doing the same as above with the Glass tool

After you have finished adjusting the parameters of the new Effect layers, click OK to complete. Your temporary result will be an image like the one below.

click OK to complete

Step 7: Now, on the menu bar, select Filter => select Stylize => select Emboss and then proceed to set the appropriate parameters. Then click OK.

select Emboss and then proceed to set the appropriate parameters

Step 8: Then change the layer's Blending mode to Vivid Light to blend with the layers below. Then use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+E (Cmd+Shift+E for MacOS) to merge the new layers into one.

use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+E (Cmd+Shift+E for MacOS)

So you have completed how to convert photos into oil paintings using Photoshop. The original photo now looks more unreal, like an oil painting.

The original photo now looks more unreal

Above is detailed instructions on the steps to convert photos into oil paintings using Photoshop. The above method is not at all complicated. Hopefully our sharing above can help you convert photos into oil paintings using Photoshop.

 
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