Skill Level: Beginner
How To Create Painted Effect In Photoshop
In this tutorial you’ll discover how to provide a portrait photo a painted look, so it resembles a digital painting.
A well lit, high quality portrait photo will work best for this tutorial.
You can download the one I’ve used here.
Open up your photo in Photoshop, and go to Filter>Blur>Surface Blur.
The Surface Blur will allow you to blur smaller details whilst keeping the edges solid.
Now duplicate this layer twice.
Name one layer ‘glowing edges’, and the other ‘high pass’.