Help: How to make a painting look like a photo?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Charles Marshall, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Hello - there are many tutorials showing how to make a photo look like
    a painting, but how do you do it the other way around?

    I want to make a 17thc painting look like a photo (colour or grayscale
    - whichever is the most successful). Can anyone give me any tips,
    tricky, or point me to a tutorial please?

    The painting I want to make look like a photo is here
    http://quintolibro.googlepages.com/howtomakethislooklikeaphotograph?
     
    Charles Marshall, Feb 3, 2008
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    granny Guest

    I wouldn't think it would be much different than retouching or restoring
    an old photograph.. You might go to http://www.retouchpro.com/ and pose
    your question.. There are many artists there that turn photos into
    paintings and many professional retouchers and restorers that may be
    more able to give you some insight to your quest.. I took a quick stab
    at your sample.. is it close to what you meant?
    http://img182.imagevenue.com/view.php?image=33257_08urbin-combined_123_382lo.jpg
    or (in case the link above is broken) this address goes to the same
    picture:
    http://tinyurl.com/2whkem
     
    granny, Feb 3, 2008
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    Dave Guest


    most probably your next question will be 'how to swap faces"?

    Dave
     
    Dave, Feb 3, 2008
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  4. Many thanks for this. I'll post the question on retouchpro.com as you
    suggest. I took a look at the link you posted, but there was only an
    image of two women walking along a street wearing hats!? I'd like to
    see what you've done; can you let me have the link again?

    C
     
    Charles Marshall, Feb 3, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    Hide a model and go from there.
    1. Get a camera

    2. Hide a model

    3. Photograph the model then post processing to turn the photgraphed image
    into 1/2 painting 1/2 photograph etc. then you have it.

    It's much easier than spending lifetime learning how to paint (with talent
    required)
     
    Joel, Feb 3, 2008
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    granny Guest

    granny, Feb 3, 2008
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  7. Charles Marshall, Feb 4, 2008
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