I’ve started playing around with the Oil Painting Style in Photoshop, and below might be my favorite result. This is Lake Eibsee in southern Germany.
I have found that animals and landscape are the best types of photos to try this out on. I’m sure there is a technical reason for it but I’m too lazy to google. Just click on the photo above if you want to know more about the photo.
You just open a photo in Photoshop, go to Filter, Stylize, then Oil Paint.
Then play around with the sliders and you are done.