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Old 10-30-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
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Getting photo turned into painting?

Yes, I know how to Google. Trouble is, I get metric quadrillions of hits.

I'm wanting to turn a picture of a couple of dogs into a painting (or something that looks close enough to a painting to not be obvious). This will be a Christmas present for my lady.

Should I just send the photo and my checkbook to knary, or... ?
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:50 AM   #2
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do you want someone to paint it?

or do you want it run thru a photoshop filter to make it look like paint, then printed?
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:00 AM   #3
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They have a thing at Michaels art and craft by a company "brushstrokes" that you can send to through Michaels that will scan the picture onto a piece of canvas then a painter will paint over the picture turning it into a piece of art. Comes in stock sizes (11X14/16X20/20X24). From what I remember it takes like 6 weeks. they turned out pretty good the times I did it. I worked in framing up there.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:55 AM   #4
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There is a print shop in Roswell, Georgia that did this print of a Morgan making it look like a black/gray/white painting. I had simulated brush strokes and looked pretty cool. I don't know the name of the shop but a friend of mine could find out.

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Old 10-30-2010, 09:59 AM   #5
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I think costco does canvas transfers...then find a starving artist on craigslist to paint it cheap.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:43 PM   #6
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I have had quite a few pictures painted by somebody I met at the hippie market in Portland. I would just email him a picture, and then he would mail me the painted one.

There are lots of starving artists on the internet that offer that service, so depending on what you are looking to have painted, just google it. I have had really good luck with pets, but don't know much else about that.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:18 PM   #7
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have had them done they come out nice.
look in inmate for him.
look at the end of the thread for the painting.
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:18 PM   #8
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Make sure you do it on black velvet. Chicks find that classy.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:50 PM   #9
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Make sure you do it on black velvet. Chicks find that classy.
Uh, NO.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:47 PM   #10
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Search out a town with a real latino element to it, generally Mexican. There is a tradition in Mexico to paint family portraits from photographs. Often times family members want to put nephew so and so next to aunt so and so, who may never have met. They take the photos (can be done without a negative) and do quite a nice job of it. Its not exceptionally "painterly" but not overly photorealstic either. Be sure to be specific about what you want in it, especially the background. I have one of these photo's to paintings myself, but, this could be a dying sort of art form, so it might be hard to find but I tend to think they will do a better job than a casual "Hippie Artist".
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:25 AM   #11
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This makes me smile. My friend's snooty best friend insisted on having a vacation picture commissioned (I think rich people only use that word) from some local artiste (notice the E on the end). Nine months later a mural arrives.

I could not stop laughing. It looked like the bargain bin reject from Michael's Craft Store. Like a bad dream Barney the Dinosaur would have. And it cost her thousands upon thousands.

That painting was in the corner of her house until the friend flew in to visit, and now the mural is hanging in her office.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:36 AM   #12
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I did the same thing for my wife (inspired by Robert McClintock) as a gift.

Brush effect in Photoshop Elements took about 5 minutes. Fixing the green eye took about 30. Bear in mind I've never used PS for anything other than putting my brother's head on a monkey. The brush effect will diffuse any issues with the image or reworks

Had it printed on wrap-around canvas at Costco for about $40. She liked it enough that it replaced a family photo hanging in the hallway.

I'm sure you could find any number of ways to get a result depending on your budget, but this worked for me.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:45 PM   #13
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Make sure you do it on black velvet. Chicks find that classy.
Not his chick... his laaaaydeee.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:54 AM   #14
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Brad:

A colleague of my wife's did this off of a photo for us in pencil:



I'll have to show you the photos to how you how eerily accurate it is.
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