Photoshop Tutorial: How to Transform a Photo into an Antique, Oil Painting


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I’m going to show you how to transform a photo into the look of a beautiful, antique oil painting. Open a photo you’d like to use. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.com.
I provide this texture known as “craquelure” or “crazing”. Its link is located in the
video description or project files. To make adjustments to your photo non-destructively, convert it into a Smart Object. To do this, click the icon at the upper, right of your
Layers panel and click “Convert to Smart Object”. Go to Image and Image Size. Make the Resolution:
150 pixels per inch and the the mode into: Inches. For the Width and Height, go to the
larger amount of the two and type in 12. The other dimension will automatically change
to different amount, since the Width and Height are linked. Then, click OK. To fit it back onto your canvas, press Crtl or Cmd + 0. Click the “fx” icon and choose “Inner Glow”. Change the Blend Mode to “Multiply”. Click the color box and pick black. Then, click OK. Make the Size: 12 pixels and click OK. Click the Adjustment Layer icon and choose “Color Lookup”. This filter was first introduced in version CS6. If you’re working on an earlier version, I’ll
show you a work-around in a second. Tick “3DLUT File” and choose “Candlelight.CUBE”. If you’re working on CS5 or earlier, click the Adjustment layer icon and Choose “Hue/Saturation”. Check “Colorize”. Change the “Hue” to 20 and reduce the opacity to an amount that looks good to you. Click the thumbnail of your image to make the layer active. Go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Open
the Artistic folder and click “Dry Brush”. Make the Size: 3, the Detail: 10 and the Texture: 3. Then, click OK. Make the top layer active and click the tab of “Craquelure texture”
to open the document. To place the texture onto your photo, press Ctrl or Cmd + A to
select it and Ctrl or Cmd +C to copy it. Click on the tab of your photo to open it and press Ctrl or Cmd + V to paste the texture onto the photo. To resize and position the texture,
open your Transform Tool by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T. To see the Transform’s entire
bounding box, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0. Drag the texture closer to the center of the photo. If your photo is horizontal, we need to rotate the texture 90 degrees. To do this, to a corner
and when you see a curved, double-arrow, press and hold Shift as you rotate it. It snapped
to the angle because we pressed down Shift as we rotated it. To resize the texture, go
to a corner again and this time, when you see a diagonal, double-arrow, press and hold
Alt or Option + Shift as you drag it out or in. Then, press Enter or Return. Fit it back onto your canvas and change the Blend Mode to Multiply. If you want to make it brighter,
click the Adjustment layer icon and choose Levels. Drag the Input white slider to the
point where the histogram begins. Make a copy of the adjustment layer by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J. This brightened our painting even more, however, the detail in the brightest
areas washed out, so we need to dial them back to the levels of the first adjustment
layer. To do this, open your Brush Tool, make its size approximately 70 pixels and its Hardness: 0%. The Opacity and Flow are both 100%. Now, brush over the brightest areas to restore them back. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!

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