How to Make Canvas Photo Paintings

A canvas photo painting is just a painting on canvas based on a photo.
There are basically two ways to make a canvas photo painting: do it yourself or have an artist to paint it.

The cheapest way is to do it yourself. To convert a canvas photo to an art painting you need some kind of photo editing software.

The best tool is without doubt Adobe Photoshop. But for most people this is way too expensive. Instead you can use the much cheaper Adobe Photoshop Element, which is a light version of Adobe Photoshop. But for the purpose of making canvas photo art, it is very good. Both programs can be downloaded in a free one-month trial version.

Using the filters in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements you can make different kinds of “paintings” like Watercolor canvas photos or Sketch Drawing Canvas Photos. The best way to find the painting style that suits you is to play with the filters.

When you canvas photo is ready, you just upload it as a normal photo on canvas.

If you want the real deal and not just a “canvas art”-lookalike canvas photo, the right choice is a hand painted canvas painting based on a photo.

Depending on the dealer, the paintings are created with traditional paint or on a computer. But they are always manually hand painted. No computer-automated processes are used.

You can have your photo painted in many styles. Do you like the modern or the classic look? It is up to you.

All famous artists have their own style – from Van Gogh to Andy Warhol. And you can have your canvas photo painted exactly as you like it. The painters are very good to imitate the famous artists.

If the painting is hand painted the traditional way, the normal material is oil painting. But it does not have to be that way. You can also choose to have your photos painted with charcoal, watercolor or pastel. Even pencil and acrylic are possibilities.

Normally you can approve the painting before you buy it. If you are not satisfied, the artist will make the wished changes.