Today I’m sharing with you 7 easy steps to transform a photo into a paint-by-number.
I caught some inspiration yesterday while perusing Pinterest. I’m thinking about painting some pictures of our pets to hang up in our house, and starting looking for some amateur paint techniques.
I came across this post from a few years ago:
This is a pretty awesome tutorial on how she made a picture of her cat into a paint-by-number, but it was done using Picnic, which is no longer operating.
So I decided to tackle it using PicMonkey.
Now PicMonkey has some differences in their editing, so I had to play around a little bit, but here is my process:
Step 1: Use the Draw tool to cover up the background.
Step 2: Use the Lip Tint tool to enhance special characteristics in the picture. This will help them pop when we Posterize. I did this to Lucinda’s eyes, brown fur, and collar.
Step 3: Use Infrared over the black and white fur. this will pull out any added color, making it a true black and white.
Step 4: I decided to cover her body as well, and focus on the neck above the collar.
Step 5: Use the Posterize tool. I used max number of colors and minimum detail and fade.
Step 6: Sharpen the image.
You’ll have to tweak it to get your desired image. You can even play with different color palettes and tools to get your desired color scheme. I redid mine a few times to really get her eyes to pop, and her gray to show more.
Step 7: Get your supplies and paint away! The blog I linked up shows a great way to transfer the image onto canvas.
I’d love to see what you come up with! And don’t forget to subscribe and link up to my Facebook page Penny Love:DIY Enthusiast to stay up to date on my shenanigans.
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