You can now turn your photos into works of art, and all you need is the Google Arts and Culture app. Indeed, Google has added a new feature called Art Transfer to the app. And it allows you to apply different artistic styles to a photo of your choice.
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How to turn your photos into works of art
Google details Art Transfer in a publication on The Keyword . The company explains that this allows you to “apply the characteristics of well-known paintings to your own images.” Featured artists include Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Edvard Munch and Leonardo da Vinci.
To use the Art Transfer function:
- Open the Google Arts and Culture app.
- Tap the Camera icon at the bottom center.
- Click on Art Transfer.
- Take a photo or choose one from your Camera Roll.
- Choose an artistic style to apply to your photo.
Google will apply the art style to your photo. You can then choose to display it as a still image or as a GIF. Or, by clicking on the Scissors icon at the top right, you can select a part of your photo to transform. When you are finished, you can save or share the results.
It’s fair to say that the Art Transfer feature produces mixed results. I chose a photo of myself and applied different styles to it. Some worked very well, while others did not work at all. So be prepared for some trial and error.
Download: Google Arts and Culture on Android | ios
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Art Transfer is a good time waster for anyone bored at home. It’s also educational, sharing fun facts about artwork as the app applies styles to your photo. Google Arts and Culture also allows you to find art people like you .