This tutorial was made using AliveColors courtesy of Lisa Jane (USA).
AKVIS ArtWork can create images in a variety of painting styles. The author of this tutorial, the world renowned photographer Lisa Jane, shares her secrets for creating her postcards. In these postcards, full of mystery and magic, the subjects appear in the guise of fantasy characters. Other examples of the author's work can be seen at lisajane.com.
Here's how to create an exceptionally beautiful portrait using AKVIS ArtWork.
The quick preview window will show how the strokes would appear if the image was processed using the current settings.
Use the Stroke Direction to clarify where brush strokes should be placed. These guiding lines can be applied using a tablet or a mouse.
Once you are satisfied with the settings, you can save them as a preset. This preset was named after the pretty girl in the portrait, Haley.
The result is a harmonious blend of painting and photograph: