Create realistic paintings from your everyday photos in a few clicks
After the effect has been applied to your photo, you have the ability to make various customizations such as…
- Turn individual textures on/off
- Brush on where you want drips and paint swipes to appear
- Control what areas of your photo appear with more clarity (less grungy)
- Either apply the effect to all of your photo or partial areas.
- Choose from (or mix) 30 color option presets
- Overlay an optional canvas texture over your design
- Control the appearance of light/dark areas of your image.
The Action has been tested and working on Photoshop (English only) CS3
Make sure you are using the English version of Photoshop to run the Action on. All of my Actions will only work in the English version of Photoshop.
Check you are using a version of Photoshop that the Action supports.
Watch the video tutorial to ensure you have your Photoshop file setup correctly. You can view the video tutorial in the above ‘Tutorial‘ section. A link to the tutorial is also included in the ‘Readme‘ file in the download.
Use high-resolution photos with the Action for the best results and to avoid errors. I highly recommend scaling your photo into the 3500px – 5000px range for the best results. Even if your photo is only 1000px, scale it up much larger.
With Adobe Creative Cloud, you can install multiple versions of Photoshop. If you like this Action but is not supported on your version of Photoshop, you can always install an additional version of Photoshop to run the Action on. Once an Action has been tested and working on a version of Photoshop, it will always work.
Use Jpeg images to run the Action on. Other file types such as TIFF, BMP, PNG, PSD can cause issues with Actions, as Photoshop disables various features for different file types.
Avoid using the Action on logos or clip art style images as the lack of detail and color contrast can lead to errors.