How to Turn your Photos into Paintings with an Epic photo app

How to Turn your Photos into Paintings with an Epic photo app

Feb 8

How to turn a photograph into a painting

Glaze is a FREE photo app that converts a photo into a painting.

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Hard to believe, isn’t it ?!

Well the proof is in the puddin’ and here comes the proof :

Turn photos into paintings with a photo app. Here's how : lynneknowlton.com

Turn photos into paintings with a photo app. Here's how : lynneknowlton.com

Turn photos into paintings with a photo app. Here's how : lynneknowlton.com

What the what what ??

How epic was THAT ?!

Seriously.  For reals.  Epic.

Amazeballs of painting awesomeness is what this app is all about.

It was love at first sight for me.

Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

 

And believe-you-me, it takes a lot for an app to become an app favourite.  I mean….

Thick as thieves.

 Favourite.

I don’t just let any ‘ol app take up real estate on my phone.

*  It must knock my socks off.

*  It must blow me over with a feather.

*  It must take me to the moon and back again

*  It must meet all of the above requirements, before I will even so much as blink-an-eye at it.

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I want the pizzazz.  The whole shebang.   The entire enchilada.

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Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

 

How to turn your photos into paintings with a simple app called Glaze. Learn how here : lynneknowlton.com

 

It must be epic photo app bliss to make us happy.  Right ? Right !

Are you with me on this one?

It has to be sooooo brilliant, we can’t resist it.

If you don’t feel that way about your photo apps,  I’m not sure we can be friends anymore.

Unless you like butter tarts.  If so, we are friends again.  Just like that.  Lickity-split.

You’re my buddy.

My butter tart buddy.

Photo apps need to be irresistible.

Like a butter tart.

And free is a sweet bonus too.

Thank Gawd butter tarts aren’t free.  I would be the size of a house.

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Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

 

Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

 

With photo apps, I prefer the price tag of FREE.

Ring ring.

What’s that sound ?

Oh that’s the sound of free.

ahhhhh…..

How to create your own paintings from photos with an easy app. Read more here : lynneknowlton.com

It is super simple to navigate this app.  I tested it in a very scientific way.

*   I didn’t read any instructions

*   I pushed all the buttons to figure out how to navigate it.

*   It took me about one minute to learn how to use it.

*   I uploaded my crappiest photos to the app.

*    I scientifically concluded that if an app can make a crap photo look great, well… then that app is my new bestie.

*  Signed, sealed and delivered ….

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Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

How do you do this magic painting stuff without magic mushrooms ?

 

1.   Take a photo (or use one from your existing photo gallery on your iDevice)

2.   Upload the photo into the Glaze app

3.   Push all the buttons and see what paint style of filter that you like

4.  Wham bam~ you have a painting, Picasso.

5.   Share it with everyone you know and pretend you painted it all by yourself.

6.  Tahhh dahhh you are suddenly an exquisite painter.

Any photo.

Becomes a painting.

Ohhh ehhmmm Geeeee.

Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

 

Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

 

Save the photo to your phone or share it on Facebook, Twitter, email, or as a postcard.

You can even have a postcard printed and shipped anywhere in the world.  I didn’t try that. I was impressed that I could possibly send it as a postcard.  I don’t mail things.  Why?  Our local post office is located in a bakery.  Seriously.  A bakery.  Filled with butter tarts.  And pie.  Torture.  I gain 5 pounds just walking through the post office.  And you think I joke.  Do I need to show you my muffin top ? It is serious business.

 

Who can say NO to a butter tart ? Not me.

 Hence….no mail….no postoffice…no nuttin’…….no postcards.

P.S. I wasn’t paid with liquorice or Hubba Bubba gum or butter tarts  to say this about Glaze.  Nothing.  Nada.  Just pure app love.

AND….the truth is… I downloaded GLAZE because my fellow blogger pal Janet from House Four managed to get me addicted show me this app.

I am not sure if I should

throttle her

or kiss her.

Someone is a wee bit addicted to photo apps and I am not mentioning names.

*  pointing finger right back in my own face  *

*  and maybe Janet’s face too xx  *

I personally think this app is kicking ass and taking names in the app world.  They made this app so easy to create such art.

What is there not to love?

Dangerous play.

LOVE

Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

Would you believe you don’t even need to touch a paint brush to do this stuff ?  I didn’t go near a bottle of wine paint to make these photos.

I swear.

 

Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

I paid for these paintings with monopoly money.  Funny money.  You know the kind.

Free.

Need more inspiration ? Check out another bloggers take on the Glaze app : iPhoneography with the GLAZE app.

One thing to keep in mind is that you must have an iDevice… iPhone, iPod… to use this app.

If you know of an app that is similar for androids, please share in the comments to help our android friends.  Or send them a butter tart.  They will be fine.

Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

 

I have a few other favourite photo apps that you can use on other smart phones too.  You can read about those here on the blog :  My favourite apps

Want to see more?  There are a few more funky painted photos here in my instagram.

Instagram

Dear Glaze, I love you.
If your name was Blaze, you and I would be on fire.

Turn your photos into paintings with a simple photo app called Glaze. Learn HOW on Design The Life You Want to Live blog at lynneknowlton.com

Dear blog readers, you're welcome.
Send me a butter tart.

How about you ?

What’s your favourite photo app ?

Share with sugar bear.

Lynne

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    November 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    […] Photo created with the Glaze Photo App […]

  2. Cate Moore

    November 23rd, 2013 at 9:20 am

    You are so generous to share the stuff you’ve learned with others. It is always so helpful. And you’re funny as hell! *love* who you are and all you do to make the online universe way way more fun! xo

  3. Lynne Knowlton

    November 23rd, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Why thank you, beautiful Cate xo … from the bottom of my heart.

  4. Tanya

    December 28th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Lynne,
    I need you to write a “doctor-kind of note” to my husband to explain why it seems like I’ve done nothing “of value” today. You see, I discovered your website and have been awfully busy exploring it and the minutes and the hours just flew by….you understand?!?
    Despite of what he’ll say, I’m glad I discovered it and will even pass it on to my unsuspecting friends.
    Have a great weekend and I will look forward to reading more.

    Tanya

  5. Lynne Knowlton

    December 28th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    That sounds like something of value Tanya. Haha.

    Here’s your note :

    Dear hawt husband,

    (I’m going to assume you are hawt, because Tanya seems like she has good taste 🙂

    You won’t believe what Tanya has been up to. Shhhh. The secret is safe with me.

    Much love you !
    Lynne

    PS. Tanya,
    If you are subscribed, there is a whole 50 page ebook of my kick ass apps that I adore. That free downloadable could be dangerously fun for you 🙂

    MWah !!

  6. Tara

    April 15th, 2014 at 8:17 am

    would love to try this to do family pictures for holiday’s

  7. Marguerite

    May 3rd, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Am looking forward to exploring your blog! & I LOVE GLAZE! It is great on its own for all of the reasons you have cited and incredible when combined with a touch of Photoshop.

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    May 5th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Great idea to mix it with a touch of photoshop Marguerite !! I try to avoid photoshop because it makes me want to punch it in the face.. LOL… it can be complicated … but now you have me inspired ! 🙂

    Lynne xx

  9. Jeffrey Zeiberg

    May 22nd, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    We need to work together to add a feature that transforms the picture to a Picasso cubistic style photo.

  10. lynneknowlton

    June 7th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    How to Turn your Photos into Paintings with an Epic photo app http://t.co/I8OoaJz3UW

  11. King

    May 22nd, 2016 at 11:13 am

    my finished photo/painting will not allow me to save/share! What is up?

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    May 30th, 2016 at 7:53 am

    That’s super weird. Hmmmm. Maybe close the app and try again. Sometimes these apps have temporary glitches. Best of luck, and enjoy! Lynne

  13. lynneknowlton

    August 1st, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    How to Turn your Photos into Paintings with an Epic photo app https://t.co/y0pXqrVAKP

  14. runrgal2

    August 1st, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    RT @lynneknowlton: How to Turn your Photos into Paintings with an Epic photo app https://t.co/y0pXqrVAKP

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