DIY tip. There’s an entire world of Photoshop Actions out there that allow you to create effects that would typically be reserved for a photoshop guru. Here’s an action that adds a painterly effect to you image. It’s as easy as loading the action, selecting the image and pressing play. Voila. The action does all the work. The top image is the original, and the bottom image has the action applied. Take a look at this effect, available here.