- Arts and Design
Photos Into Art
Turn photos into Amazing Artwork
Many of us take photos - only a few of us are artists. However, today anybody can turn a photo into a piece of art on sites like Photowow, BeFunky and Photofiddle. Or you can use services like Phokki, CanvasPop or AllPopArt and have experts turn your photos into art for a reasonable price.
Any way you approach it - you will amaze your friends and yourself to see your photos as fabulous artwork!
Canvaspop - The easiest way to print your photos on canvas
Print your photos on canvas pro style with CanvasPop. From any source, any resolution or size - and customized to your wishes - your photos and digital images become stunning custom art. Upload an image from Facebook or virtually any other website and surprise that special friend with a beautiful portrait without having to ask them for the original source files. That's one of the things that makes CanvasPop different-they can work with files of almost any resolution.
Canvas People - Free Canvas to Get Started
A canvas from CanvasPeople makes a perfect keepsake and a thoughtful gift. You can get an artistic effect, such as black & white, pop art or sepia & a variety of cool frames. Any photo is perfect for a canvas!
Their deal is for the smallest size canvas which is an 8 by 10 and shipping is $14.95. Alternatively, you can apply a $55 discount to any of their larger canvas sizes.
Art and Photo Shades
The Internet can make your window shades and wall coverings less boring. A new service called OrangePiel lets you create custom-designed window treatments and wallpaper using any digital photograph you choose. To get started, just upload a JPEG of the image you want-a photo from your trip to the beach or a scan of a drawing your kid drew in art class. Once you've selected an image, decide whether you want it on roller shades, seamless wallpaper or a fine art print. Fill in your measurements (they can create images up to 16 feet x 16 feet in size), then use their scaling tool to customize the image to your liking. Designs start at $79, and shipping is free.
Compare Services - Pros and Cons of Photo Art Services
Tucia allows you to upload a photo and an expert Digital Artist can correct and enhance your photo. You pay per image or buy credits for multiple images. By far the best service is all you need is correction/enhancement. They also do artistic improve
BeFunky arms you with simple but innovative tools to turn ordinary digital photos into incredible artwork and designs that defy imagination. Limited functionality is free and there is a premium service. Great service if you want to do the work yourse
Woapic allows you to upload a photo and a Digital Artist can correct and enhance your photo. You pay per image. A good service for basic enhancements - especially good if you are looking primarily at restoration for older pictures
Picture Picasso - Rave reviews from my readers!
Picturepicasso creates paintings from photographs
PhotoFiddle - For Serious Art - Canvas and Prints
Photofiddle.com allows users to create art from photos with free online photo effects software. Photofiddle will transform any picture into art with over 50 photo art styles to choose. Select from oil painting, Warhol pop art, watercolor painting, modern art, abstract art, Leroy neiman art style, Lichtenstein art style, outline sketches, color pencil sketches, photo collages, impasto art, film strip photo collages and more. Have them add a photographic tint like a sepia tint, blue tint, red tint, or green tint to any photograph.
Wall size canvases can get expensive, but I was surprised and pleased that smaller sizes are well within reach - particularly as a nice gift.
BumbleJax - Digital Photo Wall Art
Bumblejax is a digital printing company that started with the idea to have a vacation photos from a trip to Thailand enlarged, printed and then mounted to a piece of MDF board I found in my garage. From that small idea you can print photos mounted to Aluminum, MDF and Gatorboard (all protected with a satin laminate). The acrylic print will be protected by the acrylic itself. All prints ship ready to hang, no tools required!
Simplifying the photo-mounting process, Bumblejax boils it down to a few clicks with their online system that requires little more than uploading a high-res image and choosing a material. From the slick look of metal to lightweight foam, the digital printers offer Gatorboard, acrylic, aluminum or MDF board for a range of effects.
Photowow - Photo Art for the stars - Oprah, Meryl Streep, John Travolta, Meg Ryan and more!
In 1997, the owner of Photowow, Robert Schiff, wanted to decorate a large wall space by combining different photos and images into a big piece of art - without paying a fortune. Not having the benefit of the Internet, he picked up the Los Angeles Yellow Pages and started calling print shops. No shop was interested in creating his artist idea. But, as luck would have it, he was reading an article in a magazine within a week of his search about companies competing in the brand new large format printing business. A light bulb went off and Photowow, the original photo into digital art business, was born. The first Photowow retail store creating custom art from favorite photos was opened on December 4, 1997. That same fun capability became available to anyone in the world with access to the Internet on September 12, 1999.
BeFunky - Turn Photos into Art
BeFunky Photo Effects allow everyday people to easily create photographically rich and artistic results from their digital images without the need for any technical knowledge. BeFunky is a quick and simple tool for transforming digital photos into instant art work or digital comics. BeFunky offers an extensive range of effects, speech bubbles, accessories, graphics and lot's of objects that you can add to your pictures. These "one-click" photo effect options produce desired results effortlessly and each effect comes with the option to make simple adjustments. BeFunky makes it easy to get photos from your favorite web sites. Apply special photo effects and save back to your account -- Facebook, MySpace, Flikr, Bebo, Hi5 and Friendster.
Your Artistic Side - Photos to Art - Custom Art from your photo at
Portraits, pet portraits, a portrait sketch image as a memorial, a child portrait...these are just some of the possibilities with yourartisticside.com. A watercolor photo style makes a great home portrait. Even an artistic image of a classic car. (or not so classic car) can be done using artists sketch technique. Art from a photo of your favorite spot at the mountains or coast ....
Whether it's a housewarming gift, graduation gift, anniversary gift, birthday gift, retirement gift or just a treat for yourself., an artists drawing or a custom portrait from your photo is a
great personalized gift and will be a cherished Image to enjoy for years to come!
Tucia Photo Enhancement and Animation
I love editing photos, but when you have the photos say from a wedding, a reunion or a graduation you might want a professional touch. Tucia can add a person into a family portrait or remove an unwanted stranger from your photo. They can digitally open up closed eyes or fix hair. They can also offer glamorize and digital cosmetic enhancement options - get a tan, clear acne or remove braces. Simple touch-ups such as digital camera mark or red eye removal and cropping are also available.
Art that clicks.
MyDaVinci allows you to create hand created artworks from your favorite photos.
1. You send the photo(s) via mail or email.
2. DaVinci.com starts the artwork.
3. They evaluate the artwork, and email it to you if it meets our quality standard.
4. You can request modifications if necessary after reviewing.
5. They process your emailed feedback.
6. You approve the artwork online once satisfied with the artwork.
7. They deliver the artwork to you.
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