The Circle Paint and Oil Paint functions provide two types of painting effects in Sagelight. The Oil Paint, in particular, can do a pretty good job of making an oil painting, especially with the textured brush.
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with mixing effects and came up with a real nice “Thomas Kinkade” style of oil painting by using a combination of the Circle Paint and Oil Paint effects together. I did this by using the Blend Undo Image effect in combination with the original image to add back in some definition.
The results, I think, were great. Here is an example:
Just by changing the settings in the Oil Paint and Circle Paint, you can create quite a different effect. Here is another example, more of a watercolor:
The Video Tutorial
Here is the video tutorial — make sure to watch at 720p and at full screen — or just watch it on youtube (WordPress doesn’t put in a very big image view, and it’s worth it to watch at full resolution):