Even if you have never edited or held a paintbrush before.

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Painted Camera offers easy-to-follow online education & resources for photographers who want to learn how to be photographic artists.


Digital photo painting is an established art medium combining a computer or tablet and photo editing software with a digital photograph. With these easy-to-use, yet sophisticated digital manipulation techniques,

even beginners can transform their photos into true masterpieces.

By exploring a modern art form, you, too, can expand your artistry and create impressive art.

Painted Camera empowers the voice behind your images with fine art editing techniques & tools.

Simply and without overcomplicating.

Painterly Textures

High-quality and unique painterly textures and overlays are perfect for adding painterly realism and depth to all your photo paintings. Layer multiple backgrounds, textures, and overlays to create a one-of-a-kind custom painterly look.


I have been teaching creative concepts and digital photo painting for several years. Feel free to ask me for a quote to bring my workshops to you or through Zoom.

Contact me for more information, availability, and prices.

Online Courses

Everything you need to know to turn a photo into a painting digitally. Online courses are easy to follow even if you have never edited before. I teach photographers how to be photographic artists. Learn at your own pace.

Learn how to digitally paint photos.

Become a digital painter.

I am inspired by the old master's work. This is what I strive to recreate in my own work; learning from the influential master painters to create amazing modern works of art and pass the knowledge on.

What photographers are saying...

"Carly is an amazing artist and just as inspiring as a teacher! Her expertise is evident in her artwork, but what sets her apart from other instructors is her passion for sharing her knowledge and her passion for unique digital creations. There are many automated filters and effects available for Photoshop, but Carly takes the time to teach the actual tools and techniques to create the artwork. Rather than pushing a button and hoping for something interesting, she encourages students to use tools available in Photoshop, experiment, and find their own style as an artist."

- JIM cryer

Photographer for 15 years

"Carly's classes are clear and to the point. She is methodical in her approach which makes it easy to learn. What I really appreciated is that she offers written instructions with the video lessons so I can review and get what I need at any time."

- Miriam Fitzpatrick

Photographer for 3 years

Are you Ready ?

Easy to follow, even if you struggled with editing and you never picked up a brush before

Take your photos to the next level and learn how to photo paint

Separate your set of skills to stand out from the crowd

Improve your editing skills regardless of your current level

Photo editing simplified

Painted Camera has everything you need to take your photos to the next level and learn how to photo pain

meet carly

Think of me as a digital version of Bob Ross. I would love to teach you how to paint 'happy little trees' digitally. We have similar hair styles, too!

Carly Sullens studied painting and art history in both undergraduate and grad school, training in watercolor, oils, and acrylics. She holds a graduate degree in art therapy, and years in that practice have made her adept at helping people tap into their own power, creativity, and stories. Seeing that different forms of art have shaped and evolved her as an artist, several years ago, she added photography to her portfolio. Falling quickly and deeply in love with this line of work, Carly realized that her favorite part of photography was editing. Her excitement grew as her skills sharpened and as she learned to transform each photo in her post-production vision. Eventually, she began to apply her painting training, turning photos into works of art.

Her photographs have earned awards and been published.