English Tea can Painting Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to turn a Photo into a painting that resembles something you would see on on of those old English Tea cans or on china Dinner sets

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English Tea can Painting Photoshop Tutorial

Step 1

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Begin with a Photo.

If you like, you can right click on this image and use it. Bear in mind that the effect will appear different on images of different sizes. A larger image will produce finer lines.

 

The shadows are plugged up in this image so we will fix that right away.

 

Step 2

sketch_2If you have Photoshop CS or Photoshop Elements 3 Choose image>Adjustments>Shadow Highlight
Move the amount slider as high as it will go. The image may look a little too bright in places but that doesn’t matter.

If you are using Photoshop 7 or less, choose the curves or levels setting to brighten the image.

Step 3

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Choose Filter>Stylize>Find Edges

All the edges will now become outlined. The color has gone a bit funky though. We’ll fix that and finish the effect in the nex step.

Step 4

sketch-4Choose Edit>Fade Find Edges (This option will only be avaliable at this point, if you do anything else between Find Edges andd Fade, you won’t be able to do this)

Change the blending mode to Luminosity. This will restore the colors (Don’t close the dialog yet)

Step 5

sketch-5Here we have the image so far, with the original colors restored.

We will now blend this image with the original to get the result.

 

Step 6

sketch-6Reduce the Opacity slider until you are happy with the result. I used 33 for this image.

 

Click ok to apply

There you have it, in 3 easy steps we have created a classic.

sketch-8Have fun with this and don’t forget to check out all the cool tricks on myPhotoshop Secrets For Digital PhotographersVideo!

 

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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe