One of the techniques I enjoy using, especially for portraits and landscapes, is converting an image to ap- pear like an oil painting. Photoshop CS6 (PS) has a built-in filter but I don’t care for it as much as this alternate technique. Here are the few easy steps to follow.
1. After opening an image in PS right-click on the background image in the Layers dialog and create a background copy. Always work on a background copy of the original.
2. Pull down the Window menu and select Prop- erties>Hue/Saturation and oversaturate the image. For this image I am using a saturation level of 30, but you can go even higher. One of the nice things about Layers is that after you finish all of the steps below, you can return to the Hue/Saturation layer and increase or decrease the saturation as needed.