In today’s digital world, life become easier and easier. Almost manual work can be substituted by computer, including art works! You don’t need to learn how to paint to produce fine art painting of your photograph, and you don’t need to hire a painter artist as well. All you need is just a computer with image processing software and now you can turn photo/picture into art painting, sketch, or drawing.
Photo to Drawing
To convert a photo to a drawing, a computer program/software must analyze the line component of an image/photo picture. After the main outline is extracted, then the software would analyze the shading area, and compute the main direction of shading sweep. The final result will be the reproduced outline and shading with artificial pen or pencil modelling. To turn picture into sketch, the process may exclude the shading reproduction, and contain only line components analysis into a certain accuracy level.
Convert Photo to Painting
To convert a photo to a painting, a computer program should emulate the brush sweep. Since oil or water painting brush is generally has wider area than drawing pen or pencil, the filtering of original picture before extracting the line and shadow components is often useful. Various painting style is often characterized by its brush stroke pattern, size, direction, or color mixing. These parameters is modeled to produce various painting style when generating artificial brush sweep on artificial canvas.
Photo Into Art Tools/Applications
Various computer program is available on the market, you can choose either a desktop application, web based app, even a mobile app. You can find all in one photo editing software, or special ones like photo to sketch, photo to painting, or photo to drawing software. Some professional software is expensive, but you can always find a free one although it usually has only limited features. It’s okay since you are more like need simpler ones more than complex ones.