Making the Painting
When you are satisfied with your new colors and the blur, click on the Apply Button. Then click on the Quick Clone Button just below the Apply button. Now it's time to get painting!
Under the Auto-Painting section, be sure to check the Smart Stroke and Smart Settings options if they are not already checked. This will ensure that the strokes the computer makes will follow the actual lines in your photo, and not be randomized. Up in the brushes menu , select the Oils category (not Artist Oils), and use the Flat Oils 20 brush. Click the clone color button on the color palette as well. This will make the program pick up colors from your painting automatically when it is painting.
Now turn the tracing paper off either by selecting the icon in the upper right corner, or by pressing Ctrl+T on your keyboard. You should be left with just a blank page. Click the Play button under Auto-Painting. You may stop this process at any time by just clicking on the photo or hitting the stop button, so you can go for a very detailed look, or a more soft and abstract look to your painting. On this photo, I let the auto-paint stop itself.
If you are satisfied with the finished result, you can stop here. If you’d like to add some detail and texture to the photo, then the following two steps will walk you through doing that.