I've written before about using the free Pixel Bender Oil Paint filter for Adobe Photoshop CS5. I just upgraded to Adobe Photoshop CS6 and was ecstatic to find that the Oil Paint filter is now included. They've made a few changes to the settings that I both like and don't like. I've chosen this simple poppy.
Oil Paintings inHave you ever wanted to learn how to create hand-painted works of art quickly? If so, you may have played with the Photoshop filters. They typically do not net great results. So, you either learned the art of painting in Photoshop or another program, which is anything but quick or you gave up.Judging:If you have, you can once again pick up the skill, which really takes almost no skill. And start turning your portraits into beautiful oil paintings in seconds.
The best part, you do not have to pay any additional money, as it is a called Pixel Bender. This freebie actually does a lot more than just oil paintings.
Some of the tools seem more useful than others. The FISHEYE filter looks promising and I always have had fun with Kaleidoscope filters too.Now back to this tutorial. Go ahead andOnce downloaded, you will install it. Make sure Photoshop is closed until it is installed. Then, you will open up a photo. Go under FILTER – PIXEL BENDER – PIXEL BENDER GALLERY.Next, you will drop down to the OIL PAINT choice.
And start playing with settings. Ideally you want to blend the pixels so that it looks natural and smoothed. Manipulate until you get the desired effect.Here is my starting image (courtesy of )Then I used these settings, which took 5-10 seconds:And created this:I liked the smooth, less brush stroked look.
Oil Paint Effect In Pixel Bender Plugin For Photoshop Cs6 Free Download
But you could play around. You could also edit further in Photoshop, which I did not do above. I cannot say if I would use this in my personal editing, but if you like “new toys” and you have, you might as well grab this free adobe filter.
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July 04, 2012 Pixel Bender discontinued in PS, AE CS6In CS6 the Photoshop & After Effects teams have to move away from enabling the for writing imaging filters. The popular effect has been brought into Photoshop CS6, but the Pixel Bender Gallery plug-in will no longer be offered on Adobe Labs.Pixel Bender is very cool technology, but it just didn’t get widespread adoption from developers, and it’s important to focus dev efforts. This step frees up Adobe’s graphics whizzes to help, like this:and this. — 8:48 PM on July 05, 2012Exactly.It needed some adjustment to unleash all the power.I downloaded the AE CS6 trial. But opened it once to set the preferences but never did again as I need my home made pixelbender. I’m using them everyday.
Have few of them ready to release. The others are fine-tuned here and there – mainly cause I’m not a pro developper, just an AE user that need more power.I’ll have to eventually abandon their use, but right now I don’t see how I could replace them.As CS6 is now full OpenGL. Why you don’t create a similar plugins using GLSL instead? It is about the same but more mature. Peter — 10:18 AM on July 04, 2012I assume that while it didn’t have widespread adoption in terms of publicly released filters, many people probably used it like I did: To find quick solutions for Photoshop problems that would otherwise take much longer to solve. — 7:39 PM on July 04, 2012I am a developer who also happened to serve positions like creative director, I have passion for designs as well. I love the portfolio of products like Flash Builder, AIR, and technology like LifeCycle, BlazeDS, etc.
But the poor developer-oriented PR from Adobe just failed to gain the traction as the good technology should be.Somehow, the good old Macromedia was able to generate better interest.While Adobe’s PR has done a great job within community, shouldn’t Adobe consider a different track when it comes to marketing for developers?. — 1:59 AM on July 17, 2012Wouldn’t it be great if Pixel Bender is released as Open Source then?Even though it isn’t perfect it offered a flexible workflow in After Effects that no other solution implemented before. Since Adobe is pushing AE constantly into the more professional market this isn’t a wise decision on the long run.Also in terms of all the little great tools on aescripts.com that are now defunct I wonder how many developers would have been necessary in the eyes of the marketing departmentNot sure how CSS shaders perform on the algorithmic level, but something like a GLSL implementation would be great as well.I hope Adobe finds a solution soon, as said a Open Source release would be a dream:).
Jordan — 5:23 PM on December 18, 2012I don’t think that shifting “Adobe’s graphics whizzes” focus over to creating GPU accelerated CSS crinkle effects is a particularly good use of resources. That’s exactly the type of flashy, but ultimately unnecessary (and bound to be abused), thing that will show up in a “what were we thinking” retrospective of web design in 2012-2013 Much like the animated gifs with the flames I had on my angelfire site when I was 12Whereas the ability to create custom filters for PS and AE, enabled us to truly create anything we could imagine with the requisite effort and knowledge.Thumbs down, Adobe. Jane — 6:02 AM on February 27, 2013I tried all day yesterday to install PixelBender into PS5 on both my Macs, it will not work. I really want to have Oil Paint, and see a scaled down version is in PS6.
Any comments on the comparison?But my REAL question is that I still have PS3, and have tried to install PB into it, to no avail. Is this possible to do? And if so, how would one go about installing it?My classmates are on the edge of their chairs awaiting my answer about this.
Hoping you have some updated info, as Adobe still has their instructions up, which dont work.Thanks,Janejane.