Painted Image Effect.

Photoshop Tutorials


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Before we can start, you'll require Topaz Vivacity which can be found HERE.

Hoekay, what we're trying to achieve:


1. Grab your image. I'm using one of Kevin Devine, who's real awesome.

As you can see, the image isn't great quality. That'll be fixed though.

2. Sharpen the image as needed. I sharpened mine once.

3. Filter >> Topaz Vivacity >> Topaz Clean. This part depends on your picture, so adjust it to your liking. These are my settings though:
Threshold: 19.68
Clean Radius: 5
Sharpness: 1.68
Hit okay.

4. Now hit CTRL+J to duplicate the layer. On your duplicated layer, go Filter >> Artistic >> Cutout. This part also depends on your image. My settings:
Number of Levels: 8
Edge Simplicity: 2
Edge Fidelity: 3

Nearly done!

5. Set that layer to Vivid Light @ 48% opacity.

Tutorial Comments

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looks ah-mazing / fav.

By patternhouses on Feb 14, 2009 9:21 pm

That looks amazingly good. 'o'

By so-sarcastic on Oct 29, 2008 1:30 pm

wow this is freaking amazing.
Thank you!

By vogueXdirge on Oct 27, 2008 12:05 pm


By sunshine07 on Oct 26, 2008 11:21 pm

this is a really cool tutorial!
i'll be using it :]

By smileyface on Oct 26, 2008 4:41 pm

This is wicked. :]

By melancholiclights on Oct 26, 2008 3:29 pm


By Spizzy on Oct 26, 2008 3:28 pm

Tutorial Details

Author skywalkers View profile
Submitted on Oct 25, 2008
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Approved on Oct 26, 2008