Turn a photo into a picture

From photography to oil painting.

Open a photo to which you decided to apply an effect of about the size of 800 * 600 px. The higher the resolution of the photo, the less smears will be visible, so choose an average value.

Choose a team Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) from the menu
Image-Adjustments (Image-Correction).
In the dialog box that appears, increase the value of the parameter Saturation before 50, as shown in the figure, and click OK to get more saturated colors.

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Select from the menu Filter (Filter) command Filter Gallery
(Gallery of filters).
In the Filter Gallery dialog box, select the set Distort (Distortion) and click on filter Glass (Glass) as shown.

For parameters Distortion and Smoothness set the value 3, from dropdown list Texture (Texture) select value Canvas, and for the parameter Scaling set the value 79%.
Do not click on the OK button yet.

Click the icon New effect layer (Create Effects Layer) at the bottom of the dialog box (it is located to the left of the trash can icon).

Choose a set Artistic (Art), then click on the filter Paint daubs (Drawing with a finger).
For the parameter Brush size (Brush size) set the value four,
for Sharpness (Sharpness) – one,
and from the dropdown list Brush type (Brush type) select value Simple (Plain).

Click the icon New effect layer (Create Effects Layer) at the bottom of the dialog box.

Choose a set Brush strokes (Brush strokes) and click on the filter
Angled strokes (Oblique strokes).
For the parameter Direction balance (Balance Direction)
set the value 46, for parameter Stroke length (The length of the stroke) – 3, and for the parameter Sharpness (Sharpness) – one.

Click the icon New effect layer (Create Effects Layer) at the bottom
dialog box.
To add a canvas texture, select the set Texture (Texture) and click on filter Texturizer (Texturizer).
Select a value from the Texture drop-down list. Canvas (Canvas) for parameter Scaling (Scale) set the value 65%, for parameter Relief (Relief) – 2, and from the dropdown list Light (Light source) select value Top left (Top left). Click the button Ok, to apply all selected filters to the image.

Create a copy of the layer by pressing the key combination <Ctrl + J>.
Then press the key combination <Shift + Ctrl + U> to reduce the saturation of the colors in the layer.
Turning to the palette Layers, change the blending mode with Normal on Overlay, as it shown on the picture.

Choose a team Emboss (Bas-relief) from the menu Filter-stylize (Filter Styling).
In the dialog box that appears Emboss (Bas-relief) for the parameter Angle (Angle)
set the value 135 °, for parameter Height (Height) – one, and for the parameter Amount (Degree) – 500% (as shown in the figure), then click on the button Ok.

Refer to the palette Layers (Layers) and reduce the value of the parameter Opacity (Opacity) to 40%, to complete the effect creation.

The finished result:

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