Create a Painting From a Photo

With a single click, you can transform your photo into a one-of-a-kind painting.

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Photo to Pointillism portrait

How to Turn Your Photo Into a Painting

Have you ever wanted to turn a photo into a painting, but didn’t have the time or precise brushwork required? With the Artsy section of BeFunky’s Photo Editor, you can transform any photo into a beautiful painting – with a single click. With several styles to choose from, all you have to do is upload your photo, navigate to our Artsy effects, choose which painting effect speaks to you most, and apply. It’s that simple! If you want to take it a step further, you can make even more stylistic edits. The brush is in your hands! 

Turn your photo into a painting with BeFunky's Artsy effects

Use Your Photo to Create a Textured Oil Painting

Creating a real oil painting takes patience. It can take up to a week for the finished product to dry! But with our Oil Painting effects, all you need is about 5 seconds. Then, simply adjust the Amount of the effect and edit your painting as you would any other photo. Exaggerate your favorite aspects of an oil painting to really make it pop! 

Photo to Oil Painting after image
Photo to Oil Painting before image



Add a Base to Your Photo With Underpainting

Underpainting is a technique used to create a base layer for a painting. Underpainting is usually monochromatic, which the artist uses to build color. Our Underpainting effects add painting-like texture to your photo, as well as definition and depth. Right from the effect’s menu, there are options to edit the Amount, Smoothness, and Sharpness. From there, you can treat the underpainting as you would on a real canvas by adding even more detail. Or just leave it as-is!

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Photo to Underpainting before image



Turn Your Photo Into a Fluid Watercolor Painting

Painting with watercolors requires special paper and a good water-to-paint ratio. You also need to be meticulous with brush cleaning and pigment blending. It is a very delicate process. But with BeFunky’s Watercolor effects, you can turn your photo into a dynamic watercolor painting. All with a single click! 

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Photo to Watercolor before image



Go From Photo to Painting On the Go

Download the mobile app to transform any photo into an oil painting, add an underpainting effect, or create a pointillism piece with a single tap.

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How to Go From Photo to Painting

Upload your photo to BeFunky to turn it into a painting

01. Upload Your Photo

Open your image in BeFunky’s Photo Editor.

Choose your favorite painting effect

02. Choose Your Effect

Navigate to the Artsy section and choose your favorite painting effect.

Customize your painting effect

03. Customize It

Change the Amount and edit any other aspects of your painting.

Save your Photo to Painting

04. Save It

Save your image to the location of your choosing.

Turn Your Photo Into a Painting