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Turning a Image into a Beautiful Paint
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In this tutorial, it will show you how to turn a photo into a beautiful paint. This process is required to implement part by part. You need to define the image by different color parts. And you may use pen tool to do it. In order to turn the paint becoming more realistic, adding shadow into the image is necessary.
To build up different characters, different sort of effects are required. For example, lighting and colorful effects are suitable for some kind of bright arts. To design a magician, you can apply some mysterious lightings and patterns to surround your image.
Creating a realistic water surface in Photoshop is quite a challenge because it is the distorted reflection of the surroundings that makes the water look liquid. The displace filter is an excellent tool for making this distortion. Now it really looks like water. Notice that the layer mask is also distorted because it is linked to the layer. This causes the reflectivity to change with the angle of the surface.