Don’t have enough skills to create an artwork? Don’t worry, there are a number of tools to convert your photos to an artwork. You can convert your photos directly as an artwork. Unleash the artist within you and convert photo to painting, cartoon, and sketch using a few clicks.

Photoshop, the popular photo editing software offers tons of features to manipulate images. You can apply an artistic filter to your photo to convert it as an artwork. You can easily adjust the colors to give the photo a hand-painted look. In Photoshop, first, go to File > Open, to select a photo from your computer. Locate the Layers panel at the lower-right corner of your Photoshop workspace. If you don’t see it, go to Window > Layers. Right-click the Background layer and select Convert to Smart Object. Go to Filter > Filter Gallery. Select the Dry Brush filter from the Artistic folder to the right of the photo preview. On the right of the window, there are filter options. Adjust the brush size, brush detail, and brush texture to the optimum level. After completing the work, click OK.

GIMP is a free photo editing software, it is a versatile graphics manipulation software. Numerous digital photo imperfections can be easily compensated for using GIMP. You can also convert photo to sketch using GIMP using Sobel edge detect.

Paint.NET is a free photo editing software for Windows. I am also using it to manipulating images before uploading them to this site. It has an easy to use intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. In Paint.NET, go to Effects>Artistic, in Artistic sub-menu you can see effects that mimic traditional artistic drawing mediums such as ink, pencil, and oil. The ink sketch effect makes an image appear as if it was inked using a pen. The oil painting effect is used to transform an image as though it was painted with oil paint. The Pencil Sketch effect transforms an image to appear as though it were sketched with a pencil. Open a picture in Paint.NET and experiment with the features.

There are a number of dedicated online sites that can convert photos to artworks with a click. Whether you want to go from photo to sketch or to pen and ink, BeFunky’s photo to art effects is a good choice. With Sketcher and Inkify options ranging from black and white to sepia to full color, you can turn your photos to sketches, and stencils using a single click.

Deepart use an algorithm inspired by the human brain. It uses the stylistic elements of one image to draw the content of another. It provides a novel artistic painting tool that allows everyone to create and share artistic pictures with just a few clicks. All you need to do is upload a photo and choose your favorite style like the above picture. Their servers will then render your artwork quickly.

The rise of the internet and high-speed internet connection offered tremendous opportunities to develop online tools that can replace offline image editing tools. You can find a number of websites offering online image editing, just by uploading a picture to the website. You can check for the features to know how to convert photos to video using that tool. If you know some tools that can do better than the recommended tools, share it here.


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