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Photoshop Photo Art Effects - Making Photos Look Like Art

Explore tutorials for turning photographs into works of art. Learn creative techniques for making photos look like pencil sketches, watercolors, oil paintings, cartoons, chalk and charcoal, and abstract art. Turn your pictures into fantasy images, add impressionistic effects, create stylized designs, and other natural media and artistic styles.

Create Comic Book Art with Photoshop
Turn your photos into comic book art in the pop art style of Roy Lichtenstein with this Photoshop tutorial.

Turn a Photograph into a Painting with Photoshop's Art History Brush
Learn how to turn a photo into the appearance of a painting. To get the best possible composition, you'll use the Crop tool, the Rule of Thirds, and the Patch tool. You'll also use the Art History Brush tool, and add some Filters.

Turn a Photo into a Pencil Drawing in Photoshop
Learn how you can make a photo look like a pencil drawn sketch with Photoshop using multiple layers, blending modes, and filters.

Andy-Warhol-Up Your Photographs
"Learn how to change an ordinary photo into an Andy Warhol inspired piece of art with this Photoshop tutorial."

Art Deco Clocktower
How to create an unusual effect with colors that leap off the page and lines that seem to move before your eyes.

Bridge and Lilypads
This tutorial describes how to create a truly unique and unusual work of art from an ordinary photograph.

California Poppies
Turn an ordinary photograph into a beautiful watercolor painting.

Create Basic Line Art from Your Photos
"This Photoshop tutorial will turn your photos into line art with just a few quick steps. You find that this tutorial works well for most objects!"

Dappled Trees
Transform a photograph into a detailed pen and ink drawing painted with washes of color for an effect of dappled sunlight, but retaining a sense of mystery.

Dodge & Burn
Add dimension to your images without altering the underlying color by using the dodge and burn tools.

Fishing Boat
Create a beautifully colored image evoking the mysterious feeling of just past sunset, with a luminous water surface giving the feeling of motion, and undistorted areas anchoring us to reality.

Impressionist Painting from Photo Tutorial
"To create an impressionistic effect we have to go heavy on texture and color at expense of detail. Our aim is to create a photo painting in the style of Claude Monet."

Improvising with Layers
From creativepro.com - "It happens all the time: You like everything about the image except the way it looks, due to under- or over-exposure, bad color, or a million other things than can go wrong when taking a photo. Don't despair: Photoshop layers can help you make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Sharon Steuer shows how."

Create a composite of several fish from a single fish. Distracting detail is transformed into interesting background texture. Vivid colors bring out the brilliance of the fish.

Create a colorful image with the appearance of a hand-drawn and hand-colored illustration or woodblock print.

Line Drawing from a Photo
In this tutorial, you will work with some interesting filters and techniques to create a line-drawing from a photo.

Martha's Vineyard
Remove detail, add glow. Focus attention on beautiful reflections. Add just the right amount of accent color.

Metallic Foil - Stamped & Leaf Effects
Learn how to turn "...an ordinary photographic image into something resembling foil, leafing, stamped metal or other similar effects, which you might use to create the appearance of a gold charm, a coin or maybe the silver leafing on a wedding invitation."

Oil Painting from a Photo
Work with filters, layer masks, and the liquify command in Photoshop 6.0 to make a photo look like an oil painting.

Create a vibrantly colored and unusual image that focuses attention on glowing orchids that seem to leap from the page.

Painting from a Photo
"In this tutorial we will employ the Equalize, Hard Light, Chalk and Charcoal and Spatter filters to create a painting with strong colors and texture."

Pen and Inked Watercolor
Turn a photo into a painting using the rubber stamp tool, levels, unsharp mask, the smart blur filter, blend modes, and more.

Photo to line art
Use the high pass and note paper filters in Photoshop to convert a photo to a line art image.

Pop Art Inspired by Lichtenstein
Turn your photos into Lichtenstein inspired pop art. This photoshop tutorial will also show you how to create great-looking half tone shading!

Portrait Painting in Photoshop
"For this tutorial, we have chosen a rather difficult subject, the portrait of a beautiful woman, to put to the test the combinations of Photoshop tools and filters in creating a digital painting in the classical style of Madame X by John Singer Sergent."

Stencil Art...Creating Stencils
Learn how to make your own stencils with this Photoshop tutorial.

Stone Face
Turn a portrait photo into a grungy stone statue. Kind of creepy.

Turn Photos of People into Line Art
"This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create comic-book-perfect line art."

Vector Art with Photoshop
"In this tutorial I hope to shed some light on how to make vector art and more importantly how to make really great vector art with Photoshop."

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