Photoshop Begginers: Filters

OK!  if you are here you know how to:

  • use layers
  • cut and past images
  • move and transform objects
  • input and manipulate text
  • construct, open, save and change files within the program
  • use, blend and change colour
  • blend, clone, and erase images
  • utilize brushes and brush size to aid in what you are doing

Now it’s time to start getting deep into Photoshop.


Turning a photo into a painting.

Image source kurld-com

Image source kurld-com

  1. Step 1 of 6. Open a photo. …
  2. Step 2 of 6. Convert layer to smart object. …
  3. step 2,5of 6 Rasterize  {Keller}
  4. Step 3 of 6. Open the Filter Gallery. …
  5. Step 4 of 6. Apply the Dry Brush filter. …
  6. Step 5 of 6. Intensify the colours. …
  7. Step 6 of 6. Fine-tune adjustments (optional) …
  8. Done!


Image source kurld-com manipulated by me

after dry brush filter etc

Image source After 2 filters

After paint daub filters etc



 After Fresco filters

Image source After Fresco filters

For this project, please post to your blog;

  • the original photo (remember to include your image source!)
  • the photo after the Dry brush filter and the Hue/saturation adjustment
  • 3 more versions of the photo after different filters and Hue/saturation adjustment.
  • REMEMBER use the caption under the image to let me know what filter you used.