Pastel Drawing vs Photography

Turn part of a photo into a pastel drawing

This artistic photo effect contains an optical illusion: a central part of your photo is turned into a pastel drawing, drawn by an artist with half-photo half-pastel hands. Upload your image and instantly create a surreal picture, that will amaze your friends.

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How you can use this effect

  • Vamp woman photo converted to pastel drawing.
  • Tropical beach landscape converted to a creative pastel painting.
  • Creative picture of a girl in Ben Heine's style with inner part drawn in pastel.

Do you like pastel paintings, like those by Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet or Leon Dabo? Then you might like this artistic photo effect, that converts your photo into soft pastels painting. However, it does not simply turns your photo into pastel drawing, but shows how the drawing emerges from reality. You do not need to know Photoshop as this effect works fully automatically.

You may find a resulting picture a bit surrealistic: it depicts artist’s hands holding a paper with a pastel drawing made from your photo. But what is more interesting is that artist’s hands are partially drawn in pastel, too. In respect that the outer part of resulting picture stays unchanged, the whole picture makes an impression of an optical illusion. Like someone has cathed the moment of transition from reality to pastel drawing.

So, if you are wondering how to change your photo into a creative pastel illustration, try this delusive photo effect with your own photos. And if you just want to convert a whole photo into pastel, use our ‘Pastel Drawing’ effect. For more online artistic effects imitating various painting and drawing techniques, refer to ‘Art’ category on our website.

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