Here is a smart algorithm that turns any photo into a digital painting. DeepArt lets you choose the style you want your photo painted, and the rest is easy. The neural network used was originally developed for object recognition.
The DeepArt algorithm was developed at the University of Tübingen in Germany. It analyzes the image and extracts key features such as faces and objects. The process takes a few minutes to complete. As the researchers explain, technologies such as DeepArt will lead to new forms of art in the future.