Creating posters "oil on canvas" from photos.
My name is Michael. I have long been fond of photography. There were also commercial works (weddings, parties). Recently discovered another field of activity. One friend, dreamily looking at one of my landscapes, said she would not refuse to have such a large-size picture painted in oil on canvas in her living room. But, unfortunately, ordering a painting to an artist will be very expensive ...
I had an idea to solve this problem without involving an artist. I climbed into the Internet in search of a photo processing algorithm to give it a “oil on canvas” look. I found several algorithms, but after testing them in practice, I did not like any of them ... I had to experiment and invent my own. And it turned out! Both the customer and I were very pleased with the result! After that, I already ordered her posters “oil on canvas” from her friends from her favorite (or my favorite) photos.
In the process of searching for information on turning a photo into a “canvas”, I found in one of the magazines “Photo shop” for 2000. Describe the method as a real, real photo printed at a photo salon, make thin and use a special device to stick it on a real canvas (sackcloth and etc). But, this is a way for people who are very fond of working with their hands. In addition, there is a problem that a real photo is stuck onto the canvas, and they are not recommended to be kept without protective glass. And if you put such a glass, then all the charm of the “canvas” texture of the image disappears. From my flaws, I am free, the way I use, and which does not require fine manual work (and indeed no manual work!).
A little about economic feasibility : it will cost you to create one poster “oil on canvas” with an area of 0.5 square meters of approximately 800-1000 rubles (depending on the frame of the “picture”). A standard Chinese poster in a store with a standard storyline costs about 1,200 - 1,600 rubles. But, since you will do your job ON ORDER with images in which the client is particularly interested, he willingly lays out 2,000 - 3,000 rubles for them. Those. from each poster you can “make money” 1000 - 2000 rubles. The computer processing of one image takes about 2 to 3 hours (with tea drinking and parallel TV viewing: -). You yourself will not have to do the work on printing on canvas and making a frame.
So making a lot of time does not take, and sales will depend only on your imagination in the field of marketing. In other matters, as my experience has shown, even without any “marketing fantasy”, acting only with one method of advertising “you saw your friends among acquaintances,” and then you can provide a piece of butter to your labor “crust”: -).
In short, the essence of the technology lies in the processing of photos in Photoshop and printing in the nearest company on canvas.
In order not to overload the article with the details of the technology of “oil on canvas”, I described both methods in detail on the specially created page