Turn your Photos into Paintings

Turn your Photos into Paintings

Learn how to use PaintShop Pro’s Pic-to-Painting presets to instantly transform a photo into a work of art that replicates the style of iconic artists. The Pic-to-Painting presets, introduced in PaintShop Pro 2019, can be downloaded free from the Welcome tab, then accessed by going to Effects > Plugins. You can choose from a variety of different painting styles, preview what the end result will look like, then apply the effect to your photo. In just a few clicks you can turn your photos into gorgeous works of art.

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Comments (12)

  • francisco silveira Reply

    Hi there,

    I’ve just downloaded the Paint Shop Pro (trial version)… witch according to Corel is a “full working version”.
    As I’m mainly interested in transforming pictures in to paintings and wanted to try version 2019 with “Pic-to-Painting”, I was surprised to find after downloading PSP2019, that this was not part of the main program and in fact a add-on… but no big deal.

    Going through your video, I went to the welcome page and surprised again, this add-on “Pic-to-Painting” is not there. Every other one (premium an free) are there to buy and download… but not this one, the only one I’m really interested to try before I can decide to purchase PSP2019.

    Could any one be kind enough to tell me or guide me where can I download this add-on?… or if this add-on “Pic-to-Painting” has been withdrawn from Corel Paint Shop Pro 2019, why Corel still claiming on the adverts and video instructions that the program has the capability to transform pictures in to “art paintings”?

    Thanks in advance for someone’s reply.

    Francisco Silveira

    June 10, 2019 at 8:01 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Francisco,

      Thank you for reaching out! While all of the tools within PaintShop Pro itself are found in both the trial and full versions, some add-ons, including Pic-to-Painting, are only available in the full version of PaintShop Pro.

      Best,
      Discovery Center Team

      June 11, 2019 at 9:46 pm
  • Angela H Evans Reply

    I have had no problems with the Pi\c to Painting plugin. I use Win10 Pro with 16 Gig RAM and SSD RAM system

    I have found this to be a Secret Jewel! Will there be any more additions or updates to this plugin, e.g. such as stacking ? I found that by running one FX saving then running a second FX produces some rare but interesting results.

    Thank you!

    April 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm
  • Cornelis van Meurs Reply

    149/5000
    when exporting, there is no possibility to supplement the Pic to Panting style photos with your own designs. Where a rigid photo must meet?

    April 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Cornelis,

      Are you looking to apply additional effects to a pic-to-paint image, or have it only apply to a portion of the image? Currently, Pic-to-Painting is an uninterruptible process that affects the entire image, so these effects would have to be created after the export process was completed.

      Thank you for the suggestion, however! We have passed it on to the PaintShop team for their consideration.

      Best,
      Discovery Center Team

      April 6, 2019 at 8:49 pm
  • Vic Reply

    Does not work.

    The plug in comes up and the slide bar of effects covers the ‘export’ option button.

    No sliders or size change available for plug in pop up box……so you can never get to the button to export the pic.

    Perhaps this only works for Windows 10 or only on Apple?

    Big play up of a plug in that doesn’t work. Adding in the constant ‘nagging’ boxes the software pops up demanding you buy something else it makes this software seem like a bad choice.

    February 24, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Vic,

      Our developers are aware of the issue and working on it, but we don’t have an ETA to announce on the fix just yet. It’s related to your screen resolution, and appears on certain non-1080 resolutions. In the meantime, a workaround you can use is the tab key! It will cycle between buttons in the Pic-to-Painting window. Tapping it three times will move through Preview Style > Reset > Send and Close. Hit enter after the third press, and your settings will apply.

      Hope this helps,
      Discovery Center Team

      February 26, 2019 at 8:57 pm
      • JPL Reply

        j’ai le même problème sous Windows 10

        March 1, 2019 at 11:13 am
      • Dennis Davis Reply

        I downloaded Pic to painting. It did not show up in Effects > Plugins. It did not show up anywhere! What do I do to have Pic to painting show up as a plugin or anywhere?
        I am using PSP 2019 with Windows 10.

        March 30, 2019 at 7:31 pm
        • Adam Reply

          Hello Dennis,

          Did you install Pic-to-Painting after downloading the plugin? PaintShop Pro may have stopped after downloading the plugin package, but before deploying it. If this is the case, there will be a green Install button where the Download button used to be in the Get More menu. If it is showing as installed in the Get More menu, let us know and we can look into this some more!

          Discovery Center Team

          April 1, 2019 at 7:31 am
  • A. KEVIN CARBONE, PhD Reply

    WOW NEW VERSION IS FANTASTIC. TOO BAD YOU DO NOT PROVIDE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT REMOVING OLD/OUTDATED APP ALONG WITH OLD/OUTDATED ADD-ONS. I’VE GOT SEVERAL OLD VERSIONS AND HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO REMOVE THEM. WELL YES I DO BUT I SUSPECT THERE ARE APPS ASSOCIATED WITH OUTDATED APPS AND REALLY NEED TO KEEP A CLEAN COMPUTER. AND I DO NOT MEAN, TELLING ME HOW TO REMOVE OLD ICONS FROM THE DESKTOP…THAT’S THE EASY PART. A K CARBONE

    January 2, 2019 at 10:16 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello A.K.,

      The easiest way to uninstall the program would be with the Add/Remove Programs menu built into Windows! All of our software is designed to work with it, to make the uninstall process as simple as possible. Here is a Microsoft support article that walks you through the process.

      Best,
      Discovery Center Team

      January 7, 2019 at 6:46 pm

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