Paint A Portrait - Photoshop Contest [22 entries]

Girl with pearl earring Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

Your goal is it to take a photo of someone (this can be you) and turn that photo into a 17th century painted portrait.

Here are examples.

You can use paint filters BUT you can NOT use paintings as sources!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

Denlig: The majority of the proposals in this contest do not look like 17th century paintings. ( 3 years and 151 days ago )
Zizounai: Indeed... 17th century portraits obey to specific rules. ( 3 years and 151 days ago )
Drivenslush: I know exactly what you two guys are saying, the big problem is without being able to use old paintings pictures it's a very difficult chop to do.. and since I have the drawing skills of a gopher.. I have to rely on painting filters, and those are a pain in the patoot..they do the right thing in one area, and completely screw up another area and don't equalize easily.. it's a toughy for sure
( 3 years and 151 days ago )
Zizounai: But it is still the subject matter, do not just make a painted portrait, but a 17th century portrait... Look at the google page given for the example. They all are on 3/4 pose, wear more or less strange costumes and they look at you. ( 3 years and 151 days ago )
skyangel: Driven, you could use multiple layers, mix and match filters on different opacities and mask out the areas where the filters screw up.
( 3 years and 151 days ago )
still26: Guys, the contest says it's a "GOAL" which means we are to try, to aim for a 17th century look. If the moderator wanted stricter rules he would have indicated the parameters for us to work with....this wasn't specified. It is about the journey, not so much about the ( 3 years and 151 days ago )
Denlig: Every contest has a goal and I try to stick to it. The goal of this contest was not to simply transform a photo into a painting but to make a painting of the XVIIth century or something else that looks like it. Despite the quality of some of the proposals, I think I will put a better rating on those who make this effort. ( 3 years and 150 days ago )
Contest Moderator: To clarify: yes it must have that 17th century look, there's a link given to examples on purpose. ( 3 years and 148 days ago )
Drivenslush: hehehe... okay guys.. (And skyangel... missus smarty pants (god I love you) you are totally right.. and I layered and filtered till my brain was on fire and I couldn't figure it out and got three of my entries "temp removed" and I'm perfectly fine with that.. this is one of those contests that cause a little kerfuffle and that is just the way life is.. it is nice to see everyone getting excited about a contest again, almost like the old PXLeyes where everybody would comment and have fun conversations ( 3 years and 148 days ago )

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Girl with pearl earring - created by skyangel

Girl with pearl earring
Favs: 2SBS: 9Hi-resRank: 1/22Score: 59.3% (35)18548 views

(3 years and 152 days ago)

2 Sources:

Arab - created by still26

Favs: 0SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 2/22Score: 57.8% (30)17122 views

1. The original photo is mine and it is in SBS for you to see.
2. The background textured layer was taken from Filter Forge "textures" I then blurred it, darkened it and oil painted it.
3. There is an oil paint filter on the man....then a black layer applied and painted out and desaturated.
4. Gradient in black applied and sandstone texture. (3 years and 151 days ago)

Lady Cosima Grantham - 1878, anonymous master - created by Zizounai

Lady Cosima Grantham - 1878, anonymous master
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/22Score: 55.1% (25)15059 views

(3 years and 153 days ago)

4 Sources:

Harvest - created by Zizounai

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/22Score: 55% (20)15539 views

(3 years and 149 days ago)

5 Sources:

Spiritual Angst - created by still26

Spiritual Angst
Favs: 1SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 5/22Score: 54.5% (15)16197 views

1. Original is my photo and is attached.
2. I used Buzz Sim filter on "SOFT" for a bit of a painterly effect.
3. Painted out the background then did a black overlay and painted the young monk out.
4. I desaturated by -19%
5. I did not use a texturizer (canvas, sandstone etc.) Do you think I ought to have?
Thank you for all your help. (3 years and 153 days ago)

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