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Six Apps That Will Turn Your Photos into Paintings

Posted by Jacob Hawthorne on

There has been a lot of debate about whether photos can be considered artwork. But with many museums dedicating sections to photography, by now, there is little doubt in most people’s minds that photography and artwork are one and the same.

If there are still skeptics out there, you can convince them by using apps that will turn your photos into paintings. They will provide a brushstroke look that is stunning making them appear as if they had been created by a painter. Here are some you may want to try out.

Brushstroke

This iPhone app is exceptionally easy to use. All you need to do is select the image and the app will begin the transformation. You can choose from filters that will allow you to customize colors and canvas and effects to produce a unique experience. When you complete the process, you can use the touchscreen to sign your name, just as a painter would.

The app also allows you to share your work directly on social media.

Glaze

Glaze is another photo editing app that works on an iPhone. It comes with a wide range of editing tools, but its best feature may be one that allows you to blend existing styles in the Workshop mode. You can then apply this painting style to all other photos on your camera roll.

You can edit your photos in portrait or landscape orientations. The simple user interphase makes the app a pleasure to use.

Waterlogue

Waterlogue provides a watercolor effect that is simply spectacular when it comes to transforming your photos into works of art. It offers a variety of tools that allow you to get a customized watercolor look.

You can fine-tune the details by adjusting brightness, file size, and border appearance. The user interface is easy to navigate and provides big icons making it easy to determine what the next step of the process is.

Portrait Painter

Portrait Painter is available on all the top mobile and desktop platforms. It transforms photos into paintings while maintaining a realistic look that is similar to that of oil paintings and acrylics.

It offers an ellipse tool that masks areas and provides superior control over brushstroke details. It also allows you to choose a paint surface that replicates your desired canvas type.

Tangled FX

This app offers 16 presets and a wide range of effects. The fiber effects are a favorite as they provide fibrous textures across the screen.

It also offers the ability to render photos in the original HD format. It upscales smaller pictures before editing to provide greater attention to detail. It makes it easy to share your work across social media channels.

Prisma

This is one of the few apps that are available for Android and iOS. It offers over 300 painting and art style filters providing a wide variety of choices. The app releases a new filter every day ensuring there’s always something fun to look forward to.

One of the reasons Prisma stands out is, it allows you to transform your photos so they adopt the styles of history’s most famous artists like Dali or Picasso. And while the app has a lot to offer, it comes with a straightforward interface that’s easy to use. It’s no wonder why it won an App of the Year Award a few years back.

If you are looking to turn your photos into an uncontroversial work of art, these apps are the way to go. They provide a wide range of functionalities, and many are simple to use. Which will you be adding to your editing artillery?

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