Convert picture to painting

THIS POST SHOWS YOU HOW YOU CAN CONVERT YOUR PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS OR CARTOONS FOR FREE

First of all, download FotoSketcher

FotoSketcher
FotoSketcher is a 100% free program for Windows which converts your digital photos into art automatically and in just a few mouse clicks. Over 20 different styles are available from pencil sketches to watercolor or oil paintings, pen & ink drawings and cartoons. 
You can also improve your original photos with simple tools (enhance contrast, sharpen, simplify image, increase luminosity, color saturation etc…) and add simple or realistic frames and text. 
FotoSketcher is completely free (even for commercial use, if you wish to sell your pictures) and does not contain any adware, spyware or virus. It runs on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7.
How to use FotoSketcher?

Launch the main executable file(fotosketcher.exe)


Launching FotoSketcher
Now Click on the File menu and then Open a picture


Now, you have to click on Edit and then click on Drawing Parameters...
Fotosketcher - Drawing Parameters
Now choose the desired effect on Drawing Style

Here as you can see, there is a list of wide varieties of Drawing styles ready to be used:

Drawing Styles in FotoSketcher
You can choose any of the effect, I've chosen the one called Painting 3 (median+bilateral filter) in the above picture and the one called Painting 5 (watercolor) in the picture below.


Painting 5 (watercolor)
After you are done choosing the Drawing Style, click on the Draw button.

Drawing the Picture with the effect
Then you watch the progress bar to know the conversion progress:

FotoSketcher progress bar
Then you can save the drawing or set the picture as wallpaper:


Add Text in your photo:
To add text in your photo, click on Edit and then click Add Text to add text on your photo like so:


Now, enter your desired text and then set the position for the text in the photo like so:

FotoSketcher Add Text
Trying out the other Effects in FotoSketcher:

Drawing Style: Oil Pastel Sketch (color)
Oil Pastel Sketch (color)
Drawing Style: Emergence
Emergence
Drawing Style: Painting 8 (expressive brushstrokes)
expressive brushstrokes
Drawing Style: Vintage Photo
Vintage Photo
Drawing Style: Oil Painting


Oil Painting

You can see the difference in picture after the FotoSketcher Drawing Effect below:

Picture after FotoSketcher's Effect

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