RUsum1 Posted October 7, 2014 Share Posted October 7, 2014 (edited) I want to add a piece of art to my wall but most of the stuff I see in stores aren't exactly what I want. There have been some that I like but they are pictures instead of artwork. I want something that looks like a painting. I recently found out that it's pretty easy to turn a photo into something that looks like art so I have been trying that with this photo I Googled. (attached) It is pretty much exactly what I want except for a couple of small changes. 1) I would like the overall colors to be a little more vibrant. This picture seems just a tad muted. I used the "auto level" feature which helped get more of what I wanted. 2) I would like the rooftops of each building to be Navy Nautical/Royal Blue (my sheets arrived in the mail and they aren't really "navy" at all) in order to go with my bedroom color scheme better. I think that minor adjustment to match my decor would really be a small detail that could make a big difference. I tried doing this on my own as well using that magic wand tool to select the roof and adjusting the Hue/Saturation but for some reason I can never get it quite right so maybe I am doing a bad method. I wish there was a straight line selector tool where I could just select the corners one by one to select the entire roof with straight edges but I don't know where to find that. 3) I think the small portion of sand in the bottom right of the picture would look better if it were more of a yellowish-brown just to add a little extra color to the picture. 4) Of least importance, I might add one or two more white clouds in the sky just to break up the solid color sky a little. 5) Hopefully after making the adjustments, making the picture larger won't make it look aweful. Since I want to be able to print this onto either an 18x24 canvas or 16x20 These seem like they would be easy fixes for someone who knows what they are doing. I've tried a few methods myself but they never turn out right. I've done the change to oil painting feature with a layer of a pencil sketch on top to maintain a little bit of detail that the oil painting destroys. The closes to my vision I have been able to get is by doing an ink sketch (also attached) but I want a brush painting, not something that looks like a colored in drawing. If anyone can get something that looks close to this but with a brush stroke look instead of the ink lines, and a couple extra clouds that would really help me out a lot. I plan on using the picture and submitting it to a canvas printing company to make this a 24x18 picture. Thanks for any tips and help. Edited October 18, 2014 by RUsum1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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