Do you think that simple strokes are too boring? Using the AKVIS plugins you can make your picture look like painted with the fire brush!
Run image processing and apply the result .
Hint: You can remove excessive lines with the black brush.
Choose Fire from the list of effects, then AKVIS Twister in the presets list, and select the entire image with .
Click on to apply the effect and return to the graphics editor.
Change the blending mode of both fire layers to Vivid Light and reduce the opacity for the first (not blurred) copy to 15%.
You can also increase the contrast of this layer by selecting the command: Image -> Adjustments -> Brightness/Contrast.
Merge all layers.
Alternatively, you can get such a result with the Artistic style of AKVIS Sketch:
You can recreate this example. Download the Photoshop actions for both variants.
Note that you have to manually select the image in the Fire effect of NatureArt and apply the result (Step 3).
You can also download the Presets for AKVIS Sketch used in this tutorial.