Create an Awesome Cut Out Painting Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn that how to turn a photo into an cut out painting, using a few filters with a very simple techniques. Even though it may look like a difficult tutorial, it’s really not that hard. It’s so simple and easy. You can easily turn your image in cutout painting to follow this tutorial instructions. So feel free and never forget to share your lovely comments with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

Create Cut Out Painting in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

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Lets start to create our cut out painting effect in Photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) with 600×900 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

Now first of all I am going to add Boy Image in Photoshop.

Add Boy Image

Go to Edit > Transform or press (Ctrl+T) to transform it and set it whole the canvas as like in preview.

Transform Image

After transform image we get this result.

Get This Result

Step 3

Now I am going to applying Cut Out Filter on boy image layer.

Go to Filter > Artistic > Cut Out.

Cut Out Filter Settings

After applying cut out settings we get a nice effect on boy image layer.

Get Nice Efffect

Step 4

Now in this step duplicate boy image two time (Ctrl+J) rename those duplicate layers as 1st Duplicate and 2nd Duplicate.

Duplicate Boy Image Layer

Now hide 2nd duplicate layer select 1st duplicate layer and applying Sketch Filter on it.

Go to Filter > Sketch > Bas Relief.

Sketch Filter

After applying sketch filter we get beautiful effect on 1st duplicate layer.

Get Beautiful Effect

Step 5

In this step unhidden the 2nd duplicate layer and set Blend Mode to (Color) of this 2nd duplicate layer.

Set Blend Mode to Color

Step 6

Now select both 1st and 2nd duplicate layers, merge them (Ctrl+E) and applying Cut Out Filter on merge layer.

Go to Filter > Artistic > Cut Out.

Cut Out Filter Setings

After applying cut out settings we get new effect as like in picture below.

Get a New Result

Set Blend Mode to (Overlay) of this merge layer.

Set Blend Mode to Overlay

After set blend mode we get this result.

Get This Result

Step 7

Now I am applying Curves to make our painting more effective.

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves.

Curves Settings

When we set curves setting we get a beautiful effect as like in preview.

Get Beautiful Curves Effect

Step 8

Now applying Photo Filter.

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Photo Filter.

Photo Filter Setting

After applying photo filter setting we get awesome effect.

Get Awesome Effect

When we complete all the steps we get our cut out painting in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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