The program AKVIS ArtWork is designed to imitate different painting techniques. In this tutorial we will convert a photo of a girl into an oil painting.
Note: We use the ArtWork plugin in this tutorial, but you can take the standalone edition and use the same parameters to achive this result.
Please follow these steps:
A sample of the image processed with the current preset will be shown in the quick preview area. The default values usually offer a good result, but you can adjust them to fine tune the result.
Simplicity = 3 (a value higher than 3 will smooth away the stripes on the sweater).
To make the strokes more expressive increase their length, width and curvature:
Stroke Curvature = 71;
Max Stroke Length = 37;
Stroke Thickness = 6.
For the strokes to be apparent, increase the value of the parameter Stroke Density, it will increase the number of strokes. If a random stroke is out of place (for example, across the nose), and the Stroke Direction is not available, you can change the value of Stroke Density until you get the best version.
Stroke Density = 86;
Stroke Intensity = 5;
Microdetails = 15.
The image will look better if we make the colors brighter:
Saturation = 25.