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Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training

How to turn an image into a painting in Adobe Photoshop

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hi there, in this video we're going to turn this image into an oil painting. It's basically just a click of a button. Thank You, Photoshop. Let's learn how to do it. 
So let's go to 'File', let's go to 'Open'. You're looking for your exercise files in '06 Filters'. There's one in there called 'Oil painting 01'. Hello again, looking very-- I think this is my smart, but business-like, in a funky corporate backing, but wearing a T-shirt. So you know, I'm approachable. Not my favorite shot, but anyway. We want to turn him into that painting. The reason I show you this is, it's quick and easy. And I get asked for it quite a bit. But also it lets us know that-- in a previous video, we went to 'Filter' and I showed you that the Filter Gallery has like all the kind of previews you can go through. 
That's not the case, it's not all of them in there. They put the ones that they can work in there. For some reason some of them can't. We're going to go through the rest of these videos here. I'll show you some of the ones that aren't as part of the Filter Gallery. Because we saw in, say Pixelate, we saw all those kind of Crystallized, Mosaic, Half Tone, but this one here, under 'Stylize', there's one called 'Oil Paint', that's not a part of it. 
Now what you might find is, if you're using an earlier version of Photoshop, I think, it's the 32-bit Windows versions. I'm not too sure, but some of them just don't have this option. So if yours is not there, there's nothing you can do about it. It's not so much the software, it's that the software doesn't work on your particular machine. If you install that software on a different or newer computer this thing will appear. It happens with this 3D panel as well. 
So 'Filter', let's go to 'Stylize', let's go to Oil Paint'. Basically that's it. Now it's kind of working through. Now your Preview's probably turned off because it is quite stressful on the machine. If yours is, you can just drag this around and work, say on this face here. I like to turn the whole on so I can see the whole thing. It's just a matter of kind of playing around and seeing, kind of what you feel like more like a painting. I think that's terrible. If you need to reset it, you can either hit 'Cancel' or, ready for a super nerdy trick? If super nerdy tricks aren't you, just ignore this bit, but if you hold down the 'Alt' key on your PC, or 'Option' key on a Mac, can you see, Cancel changes, from Cancel to Reset. Happens in pretty much all the boxes in Photoshop. If you mess things up hold down the 'Alt' key on a PC, 'Option' key on a Mac, and you can reset, go back to how it kind of opened up. 
One thing we forgot to do is - I'm going to hit 'Cancel'. - is we forgot to convert this into a Smart Object. So with it selected, go to 'Filter'. There's this one that says 'Convert for Smart Filters'. Smart Filters and Smart Objects are the same thing. Yes, I'm happy with that. Remember, only thing that changes is that the icons there, now I can go to 'Filter', go down to 'Stylize', go to 'Oil Paint'. And there's me, as a painting. Now doing this with a person is-- the face details are quite tough but I like it for all inanimate objects or, this down here, this is super cool. I love how it works with the detail down here. 
All right, that's going to be us. Let's click 'OK'. Remember, because we used a Smart Object or Smart Filters it means that we can turn this on and off. To get back into it, you can double click the word 'Oil Paint' and go in and make adjustments. All right, nice quick one; I will see you in the next video.