Corel Painter is the absolute best digital art software when it comes to top of the line tools, and workflow for photo art:
Open your photo, launch the Auto-Painting Panels and start photo painting. Select an AI Style, if desired, then choose Auto-Painting and let Painter do the work. It’s as simple as choosing a Smart Stroke or Clone brush and then clicking play to fill the canvas with realistic paint.
Use the Restoration Panel to bring back photographic details from your original image. Select brushes from the Smart Stroke and Cloners brush categories, which automatically paint from your original image, and adjust the size smaller to bring in more details or larger to blend.
Hand paint your image by opening your photo and choose Quick Clone to get started. Select any brush of your liking, select a Clone Color and dip the brush into your photo and start painting. Plus, you can adjust the Tracing Paper opacity to view your original photo while painting.
Launch the Photo Art Palette Layout and unlock all of the tools that will streamline your photo painting process.
Photo Art for Beginners - Corel Discovery Center