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Oil Painting Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, we will learn how to create oil painting from any image in Photoshop.

Create An Oil Painting From Any Image in Photoshop

Tutorial Details

Program: Photoshop CS5

Estimated Completion Time: 20 Minutes

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used in the creation of this tutorial.

* Wooden Hut in fall

Step 1

Create a new document with Width 1200px and Height 1000px.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Step 2

Now open the image file, which you want to convert into an oil painting. Click Ctrl+ A to select that image and then press Ctrl+ C to copy it. After that, create a new layer in your document and press Ctrl+ V to paste the image. Now go to Edit > Free transform tool and resize the image according to your need using this tool.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Step 3

Next, we’ll adjust the colors of our image to make it brighter. For this, go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and use the given settings.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Step 4

After that, go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and use the following values.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Step 5

We’ve adjusted our image so far, now we’ll move ahead to apply oil painting effect on it using various filters in Photoshop. Firstly, duplicate image by going to Layer > Duplicate layer. We’ll work on this duplicated image now. Go to Filter > Artistic > Plastic wrap and use the given settings but do not click ‘Ok’ as we are going to apply few more filters.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Step 6

Now click on the ‘new effect layer’ icon, which is present at the bottom of this palette. Then click on ‘paint daubs’ option and use the following settings.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Step 7

Once again click on ‘new effect layer’ icon. Then click on ‘texture folder’ and select ‘texturizer’. Use the given settings for texturizer.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Step 8

Now press the ‘new effect layer’ icon and click on the ‘distort folder’. Select ‘glass’ from the menu and use the displayed values. You can press ‘Ok’ now.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Step 9

Next we’ll give it emboss appearance. Click on the original image layer and duplicate it. Place this ‘copy layer’ above the ‘oil painting layer’. Now go to Image > Adjustments > Black and White and use the default settings here.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Step 10

Lastly, go to Filter > Stylize > Emboss and use the given values.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Change the blending mode of this layer to ‘vivid light’. That’s all guys.

Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop Learn How to Create Oil Painting from any Image in Photoshop

Hope your enjoyed the creation of this oil painting and have learned something useful. Do share your thoughts on it. Have fun!

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Oil Paint Photo is a photoshop action through which you can convert any image into an oil painting with just a single click. It includes one action which is enough to convert image into oil painting. When you convert the image into oil painting, then you can also print it and frame it on your wall. Check out the gorgeous oil painting effects shown below!

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6 thoughts on “Oil Painting Effect in Photoshop

  1. Excellent tutorial creating a stunning effect — thank you for sharing your knowledge!
    Can I just ask, if I wanted to create the same effect but for double the image size (2400 x 2000) is there a way to get the same result but without first reducing the image, following the tutorial, then enlarging it again (and obviously decreasing the quality)? Thanks again, Matt

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