Everyone remembers paint by numbers right? Well, it feels like this style of art is making a comeback lately in the design world. I know that I'm super excited about seeing this nostalgic painting style popping up across my favorite design blogs. I thought I'd join in the frenzy by posting a tutorial on how to make a picture into a paint by number using Photoshop software. I chose to do a picture of these Top Pot doughnuts my boyfriend bought a while ago! Mmm!
Before we get started I want to suggest using a very simple photo. This works best, and is the easiest to start off with. As you gain more experience with this method you can continue to try pictures with more depth ad objects. Also, a picture with minimal colors is easier as well.
*Side Note: before this step, make sure that the two selection colors on the selection tool bar to your left has white on the bottom and black on top. You can see mine has black on the bottom by accident.
*Tip: the bottom left corner of the filter gallery box gives you the option to zoom out to view the entire picture.