Painting Effect Photoshop Action

Convert any photo into a piece of artwork with the painting effect photoshop action. The action can be applied to the entire photo or areas of your choosing via a simple brush layer giving you the control over the effect. Once the action has been completed you will see a folder titled “painting effect” which contains two sub folders, one being color options to complement the artwork, the other being 5 different versions of the painting effect which can easily be toggled off and on.

How to use the file:

1. Open up the picture you wish to apply the effect to in photoshop.
2. Make sure the layer is set as a background layer, to do this go to layer – new – background from layer, if it already is a background layer then you can skip this step.
3. Click the layer menu icon in the top right hand corner of the layer tab and select “panel options”
4. Make sure “Add ‘copy’ to Copied Layers and Groups” is checked and close.
5. Create a new layer above the photo.
6. Name the layer “brush” please note this is case sensitive and must be all lower case.
7. Brush in the area you want the effect to be applied to, you can use the bucket tool to fill in the entire area if you want the effect to be applied to the whole image.
8. Load the action.
9. Hit play, sit back and wait.

Please note that the effect of this action may vary depending on the resolution of the image.

Customise the end result to meet your desires:

- Toggle on and off the folders created by the action for varying looks.
- Play around with the opacity of layers and folders.
- Test different blending modes.
- Move and flip the folders and layers.
- Use a layer mask to fade out an effect.

Opening/Extracting .ZIP or .RAR Files on PC

You will need to download and install a free program called Winrar:

Once you have installed winrar simply right click on any .rar or .zip file and select "Extract to FileName/"

It will create a folder with the name of the file extracted, inside will be the files included in the pack

Opening/Extracting .ZIP or .RAR Files on Mac

There are numerous free apps that can be used to extract files on a Mac, i prefer RAR Extractor Free: which can be found in the app store

Once installed you can right click the file and select "open with" and select the recently installed app.

This will open and ask you to choose where you wish to have the file extracted to, select a location and extract. You can select the program as being the default selection so you can simply double click/open future files to extract them.

The pack and files included property of myself, the creator and owner.
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