Convert Photo to Painting
This tutorial will show you how to give a photo a “painting look” and how to put a frame round it. Ideal for making a gift of a family photo.
Import your photograph into photoshop:
On top: click Filter > Artistic > Paint Daubs… Change your brush size to: 2 ; Sharpness to: 9 ; Brush Type: Simple.
Create a new layer below your photo layer. Click Image > Canvas Size: add 100 more pixel to your width and height.
Go back to your photograph layer. Click Layer > Layer Style > Inner Shadow.
Here are the properties for this layer style:
Blend Mode: Multiply (black)
Angle: 30 Degrees (Use Global Light)
Distance: 5 PX
Size: 5 PX
Click on your white layer below the photograph. Click Layer > Layer Styles > Pattern Overlay. Choose a pattern that would suit your photograph. (I would suggest using the rock patterns).
Now your image is complete. You can now send them to your friends as e-cards or print them out as gifts! Be creative and experiment using different layer styles on your white layer.