Make Your Photos Look Like a Painting

How To : Create a photo-on-canvas look in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to convert regular photos into works of art that create a painted on effect. By using the right brush tool, a regular picture can be made to look as though it was painted onto a canvas with real brush strokes. This tutorial shows us how to ...more

How To : Look better in photos

Get some great tips on how to look better in pictures. Pose for the camera by leaning in, rather than leaning back. Stand up straight. To look thinner, turn your body slightly, and put your hand on your hips. Elongate your neck, and put your shoulders back. You'll look smashin ...more

How To : Give photos a high contrast look in Lightroom

There are many techniques for giving photos a high-contrast look (pseudo HDR look). Follow along with this workflow to create the effect using Lightroom. Give photos a high contrast look in Lightroom. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Apply makeup to look gorgeous in pictures

It's obviously important to look better than everyone else on your wedding day (sorry, but you know it's true), but even more vital to look great in wedding photos since you'll be looking back at them 10, 20 years down the road and you want to know you looked your best on your ...more

How To : Paint a portrait

It’s like a personal photo, except classier, and you can make the model look slightly more attractive than they really are. You Will Need: * An easel * A volunteer model * Directional lights * A camera * Drawing and painting surfaces * A sketching medium, like charcoal or pe ...more

How To : Change hair color in Photoshop the easy way

Open the Adobe Photoshop program. Choose a picture with a head shot. This maybe something that is already in your pictures folder on your computer, downloaded from the internet or transferred from your flash drives, and those photos you may have scanned and saved in your comp ...more

How To : Create a watercolor ink blot effect in Photoshop

This image editing software tutorial shows you how to create a cool watercolor or ink blot effect on photos in Photoshop. This is a simple and cool effect to make your photos look like they have been painted or made out of an ink/watercolour mark. See how to get painterly in P ...more

How To : Simulate a watercolor painting in Photoshop

Photoshopuniverse shows you how to simulate a watercolor painting on Photoshop. With this you can take any photo and make it look like it was a water color painting. Take any photo and then duplicate the layer 3 times including original. Focus on the first layer go to cut out. ...more

How To : Create a spray paint stencil in Photoshop

Photoshop is a useful software program that allows its users to make any photo look better or different using a couple of easy techniques. You can turn one of your favorite photos into a comic book, add some clouds in a cloud free sky, and even show you and your favorite celeb ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

How To : Dive into new features of Photoshop CS4

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

News : Mind the Epic Gap!

"Mind Your Step" is a gargantuan street illusion staged in Stockholm's most public square, Sergels torg. Created by artist Erik Johansson, the illusion will be up until June 12th, so swing by if you happen to be in Sweden. Erik has documented his entire creative process here, ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 2: Painting

Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Use content-aware scaling in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop's got some great tools to make your photos look excellent. This video tutorial will show you how to use the content-aware scaling feature in Photoshop. This feature helps you resize content without changing the most important visual content. Once you see the be ...more

How To : Fix pet eyes with Adobe Photoshop

You probably have some cute digital pictures of your pets that are perfect but for a common problem known as red eye, or in this case pet eye. Use Adobe Photoshop to fix pet eye and make your photos look professional.

How To : Enhance color with automation in Photoshop

A lot of photos look fantastic when you first take them, but you start to notice some issues with the image when you get a good look at them on your monitor. The color will be nice, but there is noticeable room for improvement in the raw image. You can enhance the color in you ...more

How To : Get more megapixels and wider angles with a DSLR

Everyone who has a digital camera, no matter how high-end, wishes that they had more megapixels and wider angles at their disposal. Do you want to increase your megapixel count without buying a really expensive camera or camera parts? This video will show you some tricks for t ...more

How To : Smoothen waterfall photos in Photoshop

Photoshop is a wonderful tool for photographers, from amateur to professional. If you have photos of waterfalls that you would like to tweak to make the water appear smoother, this video will walk you through the process step by step. If you are using a digital camera or don't ...more

How To : Make someone look fat with Photoshop

Well, usually people are looking to go from fat to thin, but sometimes it's fun to see what a person would look like if they were on a full Twinkie diet. Well, this tutorial shows how to use the liquify tool in Adobe Photoshop to add weight to someone to make them look pudgey, ...more

How To : Turn someone from thin to fat with Photoshop

Everyone wants to be thinner, BUT, what if you'd like to put on a little weight? Or, how about a LOT of weight? Even in a photo? Well this video shows how to use Photoshop and its liquify tool to expand someone from their svelt self to a bigger, beautiful person. This is a qui ...more

How To : Contour your face with powders and concealors

Celebrities look amazing in photos, on the red carpet, and really just in general, but they can attribute their awesome beauty to more than just their heavenly descent to earth. Learn how to contour your face with this tutorial by Petrilude. Used at absolutely every magazine ...more

How To : Make a cheap Tinkerbell costume from a T-shirt

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Create a cheap "Alice in Wonderland" costume

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Do five different prom hairstyles

You don't want to look back at your prom photos going, "ugh, I wore that?!" or "oh my god, I look like I have a dead skunk on my head," do you? Make the most memorable night of your high school career memorable in a good way by creating a hairstyle that matches your dress, ma ...more

How To : Add pizazz to your flip flops with Gianny L

God knows there are a lot of shabby sandals around today. The only solution to the perfect pair of flip-flops is to mod them yourself. Add a little glamour to your sandals and see how to glam up your flip-flops in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and ea ...more

How To : Make a tattered heart V-Day T-shirt with Gianny L

St. Valentine's Day is coming up soon in February, but do you have a special outfit planned for that special someone? Well, even if you don't have a valentine, this tattered heart black shirt will show the world you care. See how to make a tattered heart Valentine's Day T-shir ...more

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