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Turn iPhone Photos into Gorgeous Paintings: 6 Simple Steps

July 21, 2016

Born and raised in Mississippi, Melissa Vincent is equal parts photographer, storyteller, wanderer, Instagrammer/Snapchatter, cook, and cocktail connoisseur. Her love of capturing and editing images on iPhone has taken her all over the world from the wilds of Africa to the lucky Irish hills. With nearly 400k followers and a seriously beautiful collection of landscapes, nature and reflection photography, this is one iPhoneographer you’ll want to keep tabs on. She’s here today with a short tutorial on how she transforms her iPhone photos into paintings, using only Enlight.


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Enlight was put into my favorite app folder after using it only once. Why? There are countless ways to use Enlight. Creating memes, adding text, and blending photos are a few. The painting filters are by far, my favorite feature though.

Here’s how to give your photos a painterly look:

1. Select a photo you want to edit from your camera roll.

 
Painting in Enlight | Melissa Vincent | Enlight Leak
 

2. Click on the 3 horizontal lines at the top right hand of the screen to bring up your editing tools.

 
Painting in Enlight | Melissa Vincent | Enlight Leak
 

3. Select the Artistic option and then chose Painting.

 
Painting in Enlight | Melissa Vincent | Enlight Leak
 

4. Now the fun begins! There are many variations in the painting styles you can choose from. I picked Trefoil and left it at 100%. You can decrease the paint intensity by sliding your finger to the left.

 
Painting in Enlight | Melissa Vincent | Enlight Leak
 

5. I want the photo to have a less painterly look in certain spots, such as the trees, to give them more definition. Tapping the Mask tab at the bottom will bring up tools to “wipe” the paint off in particular areas.

 
Painting in Enlight | Melissa Vincent | Enlight Leak
 

6. Selecting the Tools tab at the bottom will bring up options to change saturation, contrast, hue, lighting, textures, and more. You can increase these options by sliding your finger to the right or decrease by sliding to the left. I added even more texture by choosing a filter from the Surface category. I also decreased the Contrast and increased the Saturation slightly in Basic. Click the check at the top right to accept the changes and then save your new work of art!

 
Painting in Enlight | Melissa Vincent | Enlight Leak
 

Now check out the before vs. the after image. Amazing, right?

 


 

Leave a comment if you enjoyed this tutorial or have any questions about using Enlight.

 

Xo,
Melissa


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Follow Melissa’s adventures on Instagram here or check out her brand new blog for iPhone art, tutorials and travel.

 

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Melissa Vincent
Melissa Vincent

Born and raised in Mississippi, Melissa Vincent is equal parts photographer, storyteller, wanderer, Instagrammer/Snapchatter, cook, and cocktail connoisseur. Her love of capturing and editing images on iPhone has taken her all over the world from the wilds of Africa to the lucky Irish hills.

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