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Photo to Art technique - Photoshop

#1 Post by OokamiKasumi » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:57 pm

For those of you looking for new ways to make Photos into halfway decent backgrounds, I found this little gem on Deviant Art:

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Download Link --> http://egulumse.deviantart.com/art/Pain ... -197040141

This is an ACTION.
-- You save it on your computer and unpack it from it's file. In the Photoshop ACTIONs window, click the top right hand corner and choose LOAD ACTION.
-- Once the action shows up in the Action's window, (Painting Effects) open any image you want to play with and click on the Action's name to open the file. Choose one and then click on the green arrow at the very bottom of the window to Run the Action. It does everything for you.

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Style 1
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Style 2
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Style 3
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Style X
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Re: Photo to Art technique - Photoshop

#2 Post by Lumen_Astrum » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:05 am

This... is super useful, Kasumi-saaan. Thank you! **downloads**

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#3 Post by Melkoshi » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:07 am

Holy crap. Style 1-2 look down right great.
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Re: Photo to Art technique - Photoshop

#4 Post by Aleema » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:31 am

Oh man. That's awesome. I don't know ... It's so awesome EVERYONE will want to use it! That's my biggest problem. xD

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#5 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:34 am

Lumen_Astrum wrote:This... is super useful, Kasumi-saaan. Thank you! **downloads**
I'm glad you like it!
Melkoshi wrote:Holy crap. Style 1-2 look down right great.
When I first saw this, my jaw dropped. This particular technique looks like it will work very well with line art characters.
Aleema wrote:Oh man. That's awesome. I don't know ... It's so awesome EVERYONE will want to use it! That's my biggest problem. xD
Well, as long as everyone isn't using the SAME pictures for backgrounds, it should be fine.
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#6 Post by kinougames » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:27 am

These are indeed pretty cool. :o
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#7 Post by Abeiramar » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:21 pm

That was so rad. The only flaw I noticed is that the image must be a locked layer with the name background (which happens every time when you open a image).
The author of this deserves a prize for this, seriously, the different uses one can give to this are limitless.

She has another one in her gallery too: http://fav.me/d39bd2b , haven't tried yet.

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#8 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:54 pm

kinougames wrote:These are indeed pretty cool. :o
I'm glad you like it!
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Re: Photo to Art technique - Photoshop

#9 Post by Kittylove » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:41 pm

Awesome! :D

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#10 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:43 pm

Abeiramar wrote:That was so rad. The only flaw I noticed is that the image must be a locked layer with the name background (which happens every time when you open a image).
Not exactly a flaw if you save the original image and then save the worked image as its own file.
Abeiramar wrote:The author of this deserves a prize for this, seriously, the different uses one can give to this are limitless.
Agreed! You can even use this for making photo-based characters, but you have to start with a Huge image to make it look right.
Abeiramar wrote:She has another one in her gallery too: http://egulumse.deviantart.com/art/Draw ... -197045219 haven't tried yet.
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I gave that a try. It's actually QUITE useful because the results are in Layers which allows one to Choose the final effect.

Original - 1024x768
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At first glance, style 5 (5- R3den Siyah Kırm Sarı Gri path) doesn't look like much.
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However, if you turn OFF layers, 3, 6, 2, and 4, you get:
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If someone is looking for a minimalistic style, this might be something they could work with.

Original - 1024x768
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Style: 5- R3den Siyah Kırm Sarı Gri path
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Turn OFF all layers EXCEPT layer 1 and Background.
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Re: Photo to Art technique - Photoshop

#11 Post by Kittylove » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:51 pm

Looks a little like a comic book style to me. Very interesting.
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Re: Photo to Art technique - Photoshop

#12 Post by OokamiKasumi » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:01 pm

Kittylove wrote:Looks a little like a comic book style to me. Very interesting.
It Does!
-- If someone is using comic book style characters, this might be a good match.
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Re: Photo to Art technique - Photoshop

#13 Post by Headache » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:03 am

Can this be used with Photoshop CS2?

Edit: Thanks for the answer, Aleema. :)
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Re: Photo to Art technique - Photoshop

#14 Post by Aleema » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:08 am

Headache wrote:Can this be used with Photoshop CS2?
Yes, that's my version and I used it.

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Re: Photo to Art technique - Photoshop

#15 Post by GeneDNC » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:42 am

This is amazing! If anyone knows of a GIMP equivalent please share. ^__^

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