Changing a Photo to a Painting

The base image was created with BeFunky, an online photo-editing app, using the “Artsy” setting and the “Pastel” option.
The image was then further enhanced with PaintShop Pro.
Un-enhanced BeFunky image using the Artsy-Pastel option.
Unedited original photo.

I enjoy experimenting with photo-editing software. Today I tested an online app called BeFunky. It was relatively easy to convert an image to a painting using the “Artsy” setting and the “Pastel” option (Digital Art, Oil Painting, and Watercolor options were also available). However, I still wasn’t satisfied with the lighting and vibrancy of the image.

Although adjustments for these were available on the BeFunky web site, I found it easier to transfer the photo to PaintShop Pro and complete my adjustments with the software I’ve become familiar with.

All programs have their strengths and weaknesses, and I see no need to limit myself to one (although the expense of running separate programs can be a significant factor at times).

Published by cafsamsel

Carol Fullerton-Samsel is a nearly-native Floridian who lives with her husband of 25 years and three rescue animals. She is a [mostly] vegan, alcohol-free, [relatively] caffeine-free, Buddhist writer and day-hiker. Her novel, The Clones of Langston, was a Reader’s Favorite medalist and a New Century Writer Awards finalist. It tells the story of cloned workers who are abandoned to form their own society. As the facility housing them erodes, they discover a challenging new world—our own.

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