Oil Painting Effect in AKVIS OilPaint

Oil Painting Effect

AKVIS OilPaint creates oil paintings from photos. The unique algorithm authentically reproduces the technique of the real brush. The mysterious transformation happens right before your eyes creating a work of art that looks like a handmade painting.

In the Painting tab in the Settings Panel, you can set the parameters of the photo-to-painting conversion.

Photo to Oil Painting
Oil Painting From Photo
(Move your mouse over the image to see the original version)

 

In the Image tab, adjust the main parameters of the oil painting effect.

Simplicity (1-10). The parameter adjusts the simplification of the image. The higher the value of the parameter, the rougher the brush strokes are, and the more details disappear. Higher values make the result look like a painting, lower values keep it closer to the original photo.

Weak Simplicity Strong Simplicity
Simplicity = 2 Simplicity = 8

Saturation (0-70). The parameter lets toning the image with brighter colors. At the value = 0 the original colors are used.

Original Colors More Saturated Colors
Saturation = 0 Saturation = 70

Max Stroke Length (1-100). The parameter defines the maximum stroke length.

Short Strokes Long Strokes
Max Stroke Length = 10 Max Stroke Length = 85

Stroke Thickness (1-20). The parameter adjusts the width of the brush strokes.

Thin Strokes Wide Strokes
Stroke Thickness = 3 Stroke Thickness = 15

Stroke Intensity (0-50). The parameter adds volume and relief to the brush strokes making them more distinct and perceptible, accentuated and expressive.

Less Intense Strokes Intense Strokes
Stroke Intensity = 5 Stroke Intensity = 40

Stroke Curvature (0-50). The parameter changes the stroke form - straight or curved. The complexity and curvature of the strokes depend on the parameter value. The shorter the strokes are, the more they can bend.

Weak Curve Strong Curve
Stroke Curvature = 10 Stroke Curvature = 50

Wide Background Strokes (1-10). The parameter lets you increase the width of the brush strokes in uniform areas, that helps to get more realistic results on backgrounds and close-up portraits.

Regular Strokes Thick Strokes
Wide Background Strokes = 2 Wide Background Strokes = 10

 

Random Strokes (1-50). The parameter randomizes the arrangement of the brush strokes.

Random Arrangement of Strokes
Random Arrangement of Strokes

 

In the Edge tab, set the parameters of the additional edge processing.

Note: This effect is only available for Home Deluxe and Business licenses.

 

Add Strokes. Enable the check-box to draw additional strokes on the edges of the image.

Check-Box Enabled
Check-Box Enabled

Number of Strokes (1-100). The parameter determines the number of brush strokes.

Small Number of Strokes More Strokes Added
Number of Strokes = 10 Number of Strokes = 60

Stroke Thickness (0-100). The parameter adjusts the width of the brush strokes.

Thin Strokes Wide Strokes
Stroke Thickness = 5 Stroke Thickness = 80

Max Stroke Length (10-100). The parameter defines the maximum stroke length.

Short Strokes Long Strokes
Max Stroke Length = 10 Max Stroke Length = 55

Edge Smoothness (5-100). The parameter adjusts the transparency of the stroke edges.

Hard Edge Soft Edge
Edge Smoothness = 10 Edge Smoothness = 90

Hair Thickness (15-50). The parameter determines the width of brush's hairs in each stroke. At lower values, the brush's hairs are sharp and thin. At high values, they are wide and smooth.

Fine Hairs Thick Hairs
Hair Thickness = 15 Hair Thickness = 50

Stroke Color. Enable the check-box to draw strokes of a specified color. When the check-box is disabled, the сolor is set using the background color property.

Check-Box Disabled Check-Box Enabled
Stroke Color Check-Box Disabled
(background color)
Stroke Color Check-Box Enabled
(white color selected)

Relief (0-100). The parameter makes the strokes look more prominent.

Flat Strokes Strong Relief
Relief = 10 Relief = 90

Ellipse. Enable the check-box to arrange the strokes in the form of an oval.

Rectangular Frame Oval Frame
Ellipse Check-Box Disabled Ellipse Check-Box Enabled

Click the Random button to set the settings randomly.

 

With the advanced licenses (Home Deluxe, Business) you can also use these tools:

 

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