Hey guys! Today I've got a fun little photo editing software to review for you that turns your photos into oil paintings! AKVIS OilPaint is a program and photoshop plug-in that creates unique oil paintings out of your personal photos. Pretty cool, huh?
The stand-alone editing program is pretty cool, because it allows you to adjust lots of different things like brush stroke size and direction. The program was a little difficult to navigate/master at first, but it got a little easier after fiddling with it for a while. I have a feeling that I would have liked the photoshop plug-in even more, since I am constantly using photoshop!
Personally, I think that photos that look best when converted to the oil paint are ones with lots of bokeh (background blur) and a well-defined subject. The photo of Skylar and I above included a little too much detail, and I wasn't as happy with how it turned out as opposed to the top picture.
The standard home edition of this starts at approximately $40, so it's definitely on the pricier end. AKVIS also has loads of similar photo editing software that turn your photos into sketches, HDR photos, and more. While I don't have much of a need for these products (photoshop gets the job done for me!) if you are someone who is very invested in creating art renditions of photographs, this program may be for you! I feel like prints of these photos would make great gifts as well!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.