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I really want to do this kind of effect where it looks like a person is disintegrating away, but I have no idea what it is called:

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possible duplicate of Plugin or brush for transforming a photo to a fractal in gimp? –  Scott Dec 23 '13 at 3:33
    
[The actor from the photo is] Thala Ajith –  Bala Dec 23 '13 at 4:16
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It looks like someone just did a photoshop drawing. It can be done with a drawing tablet (like a Wacom) and some painting program like Corel Draw or Photoshop. –  OghmaOsiris Dec 23 '13 at 6:08
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THanks To Bala's clue in the comment.... I found the original source photo....

It's merely Adobe Photoshop's Oil Paint Filter

Here's one with these settings:

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This is a completely new image generated by running the oil paint filter on the same source photo. This is not merely a reposting of your sample image.

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I didn't even think of the oil paint filter, lol. I erased most of those filters from my memory. –  OghmaOsiris Dec 23 '13 at 8:30
    
I'm glad to help with a single word and yes I'm the fan of thala ajith. –  Bala Dec 23 '13 at 11:02
    
Thank you Scott :) you are the best :) –  user3102126 Dec 23 '13 at 14:44
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