Converting a photo into a piece of art
A few years ago I wrote about converting a photo to a painting
Unfortunately the link I provided in that article no longer works. But not to worry – you can often find an old out-dated web page by going to webarchive.org (which I did)
Since that time photo editing programs have gotten better at producing watercolor and oil painting renditions of your photos. But they still don’t look so good and don’t give you very many options.
I recently picked up a Topaz filter called Simplify and it’s pretty good at converting your photo. There are lots of presets and they have decent tutorials to help you explore the product on your own.
Here are some of the things I’ve produced