In this oil painting Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to turn photo to oil painting effect in Photoshop cc with very easy-to-follow steps. at the end of the tutorial, you will be able to turn almost any photo into a painting effect.

Tutorial Notes

  1. First of all, you should check the image size that you are working with. Your image should not be lower than 1500 Pixels in width or height.
  2. Duplicate your layer and adjust Levels and Highlights and Shadows.
  3. Add sharpness to your image using the High Pass filter and Unsharp Mask filter.
  4. Apply Filter> Stylize> Diffuse> Anisotropic, then rotate your image 90 degrees and apply the filter again and rotate again. This will apply the filter from different angles.
  5. Use the Reduce Noise Filter to make the skin much smoother.
  6. Use a High Pass filter and Unsharp Mask if needed to make your final result sharp again.
  7. Add some color overlays and some adjustment layers to enhance the overall output.

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