Channel Famous Artists With The Prisma App

Channel the Famous Artists with the Prisma App

If you ever wished you could paint like the famous artists, I’m going to share with you my secret weapon for creating unique and eye-catching images. The Prisma app ( transforms your photos into artwork using the style of famous painters like Lichtenstein, Munch and Picasso.

 Heisenberg filter – 40%

dog filter

Mondrian filter

bird filter

The app uses a unique combination of artificial intelligence and neural networks to produce stunning pieces of art. In a nutshell, it’s a photo editing app but the results are absolutely mind-blowing.

Wave filter

camera filterThe app is easy to use and you either take a photo or use one from your gallery (my preferred option) and then apply one of the filters. I’ve found it’s best to use images with strong colour contrasts otherwise the result might be a little on the dull side. You can adjust the intensity of the each of the filters by sliding your finger side to side on the image.

Hunter filter

ice cream filterMy tip is to turn off the watermark in the settings section. At the moment, the app only works with square format, which is good news if you are going to use them with Instagram.

Illegal filter

plant filter

Here are some of the filter names matched with the artist or style represented:

  • Daryl Feril – Philippine illustrator (
  • Femme – Pablo Picasso, Head of a Women Reading, 1953
  • Gothic – Francis Picabia, Ecclesiastic, 1913
  • Hunter – Alexandre-Francois Desportes, self portrait
  • Marcus D – Lone Wolf, album cover
  • Mondrian – Piet Mondrian, abstract artist
  • Mononoke – Japanese animated television series
  • Roy – Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist
  • The Scream – Edvard Munch
  • Thota Vaikuntam – Indian painter
  • Traverse Line – Wassily Kandisnky, Traverse Lines, 1923
  • Udnie – Francis Picabia, My Dear Udnie, 1913
  • Wave – Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, 1829-30
  • We can do it – J Miller, American wartime propaganda poster, 1943

I’d love to see this app produce high resolution images which you could then professionally print out to produce a poster to hang on the wall. I’d also like a better menu design, but these are small quibbles for an outstanding app which is free.

The Prisma app is available for both

  • Android (
  • Apple (

Prisma’s Instagram account showcases the best of the user’s photos



Written by Emma Crameri

I am a Brisbane-based freelance technical reviewer and writer. I have experience working in ICT, online education and digital marketing. I can turn your ideas into engaging and shareable online content. I'm an early adopter with both Android and Apple devices. I'm also the Editor of the Brisbanista website.

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