Skill Level: Beginner

 How To Create Painted Effect In Photoshop

Gaussian Blur

In this tutorial you’ll discover how to provide a portrait photo a painted look, so it resembles a digital painting.

Skill Level

A well lit, high quality  portrait photo will work best for this tutorial.

You can download the one I’ve used here.

Portrait Photo

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.

Glowing Edges

Now duplicate this layer twice.

High Pass

Name one layer ‘glowing edges’, and the other ‘high pass’.