Photo to Drawing or Painting with Color Filters

Change the colors in camera pictures so they look like drawings or paintings. Grouping pixels together can make the image look like a painting. Reducing the number of colors can make it look like a drawing. Edge detection can make it look like a sketch. Use crayon colors to make it look like it was made using crayons. With a few mouse clicks you can transform a photo into art.

The paint filters change the picture one pixel at a time. A medium size image would be over a million pixels. It could take more than 30 seconds to make a picture you took with a camera look like a painting. Creating the oil and spray painting effects take longer with a larger radius. This program can use a webcam, video or a picture. Play or pause videos using the Video checkbox. Uncheck Take Picture when you want to replace the original with the current image.


In the pictures above I altered the colors using color filters. The program was made for and tested on a laptop. It may not work as well on your phone. If you block the webcam then you will need to refresh the page to allow the program to use your camera. Select Small, Width, Height or Full to change the maximum canvas size. Experiment to see what you can make with it.


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For examples and more detailed instructions visit How to Turn a Photo Into a Painting or Drawing

I obtained crayon, maker and pencil RGB codes from Jenny's Crayon Collection and paint ones from Paint Maker. A new version of this program is coming soon.

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