Gertrudis Graphics

From Digital Photo to a Painting

This Tutorial is for GMX-PhotoPainter 1.1.
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A first drawing with GMX-PhotoPainter

The intention of this section is to quickly show what can be done with GMX-PhotoPainter.

First go to File Open and load an image:

Tiger Original Image

Original Image (shown here at 50%)

2. Select the Pattern Tool,

Pattern tool

3. Under the Oil-Painting Styles choose the style named: “Large”:


4. Move the Master Size control to 1.75:

Master Size

5. Move the mouse along the destination image with the mouse left button down:

Tiger Full screenshot

As you can see in the above screenshot, the result is very rough.

Accomplishing Details

6. Now, select the Autosketch tool,

autoketch tool

and repeat the operation number four, but this time with the Autosketch tool:

Tiger Second Step

7. If you followed this tutorial, the “Large” style is still selected.

Change the width to 5.5, and the transparency to 128:

Tutorial settings

Again, paint over the whole image, but this time with this new settings.

Tiger third step

Final touchs

8. Finally turn the with to 3.75 or less, the transparency to 102, and the stroke length to 13 or less.

Tutorial Settings number two

This time you don’t need to paint the whole image again, only apply the autosketch tool on
the important details, like tiger face, ears, etc.

Tiger painted with GMX-PhotoPainter


  1. I can’t wait to get started….. I am excited !!!!

    Thank you !!!

    Comment by Debbie — May 9, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

  2. I have read and think ive understood the instructions and so now…..Here goes !!

    Comment by Kellie North — August 21, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

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