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Photoshop Tutorial: Transform Photos into Beautiful, Impressionist Paintings

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I’m going to show you how to quickly transform your landscape photographs into the look of impressionist paintings.
You can also apply it to your other photographs, as well For the color palette, we’ll use the
impressionist painting, “Sunset in Venice” by Claude Monet.
You can download it from the link I provided located in the video description or
project files. Open a photo you’d like to use.
We need to resize it for the best results. Go to “Image” and “Image Size”. Make the Resolution: 150 pixels per inch and the Height: 720 pixels. Since the Height and Width are linked,
the Width will change to another amount. To fit it onto your screen, press Ctrl + 0 on a PC or Cmd + 0 on a Mac. Make two copies of your image by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J twice. Go to Image, Adjustments and Match Color.
Make the Luminance and Color Intensity: 100 and the Fade: 0. Open Source and choose “Monet”. Then click OK. Next, we’ll add an impressionist style texture. Go to Filter, Pixelate and Pointillize. Make the Cell Size 3. Reduce its Opacity to 50% and click off the eyeball to hide the layer. Click on the thumbnail of the middle
layer to make it active and go to Filter and Oil Paint. If you have CS5,
you can go to the Adobe site and download “Pixel Bender”,
which is similar to the Oil Paint filter or you can go to Filter, Artistic and experiment with those filters. The
results won’t be exactly the same as the Oil Paint filter, but some of them will still give you an
impressionist look. Once the Oil Paint filter opens,
make the Stylization: 10… the Cleanliness: 2… slide the Scale all the way to the left
and the Bristle Detail all the way to the right.
The Angular Direction is irrelevant since the Shine is zero. As before, go to Image, Adjustments and Match Color. Make the Source image “Monet”
and click OK. Invoke “Auto-Tone” by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + L and then “Auto-Levels” by pressing Ctrl + Alt + L on a PC or Cmd + Opt + L on a Mac.
Then, click OK. To see the final result, make your top layer visible.
If you feel a color is too vibrant, use your Sponge Tool
to desaturate the color. To increase or decrease the brush size, press you’re right or left arrow keys
on your keyboard. Make sure the Flow is 100%. Let’s say you want to desaturate
the red colors in this area. Just brush over those areas. When I toggle back-and-forth, you can see the difference you can see the difference. Have fun
transforming your outdoor photos into the look of beautiful, impressionist
paintings. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!

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