The author of this tutorial is Nancy Knadler.
A unique quality of this tutorial, is that the image used was not a photograph, but a color drawing, which was transformed into an oil painting. With AKVIS ArtWork you can experiment with various styles and achieve an amazing result!
Follow these steps:
Step 1. Open an image in Adobe Photoshop, or an image editor of your choice with the command File -> Open.
Step 2. In Photoshop, call the AKVIS plug-in by going to the Filter menu and choosing Filter –> AKVIS –> ArtWork. The image opens up in the ArtWork window.
Use Oil style and after experimenting set the following parameters:
Simplicity = 9;
Stroke Curvature = 100;
Max Stroke Length = 85;
Stroke Thickness = 20;
Stroke Intensity = 8;
Stroke Density = 90;
Microdetails = 49;
Saturation = 29;
Relief = 50.
Press to process the image.
Step 3. The author writes, that she was happy with the look of the image but decided to add a texture. Click on the Canvas tab and choose a texture using the following parameters:
Scale = 100;
Brightness = 30;
Embossment = 25;
Reveal Texture = 30;
Distortion = 0.
Press to process the image. The picture painted on canvas looks more expressive:
Oil painting with canvas
Press to apply the changes and go back to Photoshop.
Step 4. Finally, author decided to add a frame by going to Filter menu again and calling up another AKVIS plugin AKVIS ArtSuite: Filter -> AKVIS -> ArtSuite.
In ArtSuite, click the Frames drop down menu, choose the Classic Frame style and choose a textured frame that matches the color scheme of image with the following parameters:
Frame Width = 24%;
Texture Brightness = 100%;
Checked Scale Image to Frame;
Checked Average Brightness.
Run the process , apply the frame and go back to Photoshop where you can save a new improved image.
Miniature with Bird (click to enlarge)