Photoshop CS6 and the Oil Paint Filter

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: May 17, 2012

Category: General

Hi Folks,

Yesterday I posted a picture taken with my iPhone on Facebook and someone commented that it looked like an oil painting; unsurprisingly this made me think of the new Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop CS6. You see the picture I originally posted hadn’t had this new filter applied so what better time to give it a whirl huh 🙂

So, here’s the original picture which was taken with my iPhone and then edited in Snapseed:

For those of you who use Snapseed, to give the picture this look I used: DETAILS to add Sharpening & Structure followed by VINTAGE Style #5

Anyway, following the comment on Facebook I then opened the picture in Photoshop CS6 and ran the Oil Paint Filter:

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The Oil Paint Filter is one of those filters I think I’m going to be experimenting with quite alot. Regular readers of this site will know that I like to add what I call the Cartoon Look to my images (only those I think it would suit mind you) but I’m also really liking the looks you can get with this new filter especially when experimenting with Blend Modes; I’ll keep you posted with some of the results.

Tip: As always when you’re using a filter where possible apply it as a Smart Filter for the flexibility and room for error it affords otherwise apply it to a duplicate layer and just use the opacity to control how much of the filter shows through.

Here then is the final image which I have added a frame to using the OnOne PhotoFrame 4.6 Plug In and adapted slightly:

Click the picture to enlarge

Ok that’s all from me for today so whatever you’re up to have a good one, and as always if you have any questions or comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below, but in the mean time,

Enjoy 🙂

>Hey just a thought but if I take and edit a picture with my phone does that make it ‘Out of Phone’?

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  1. Kelley Simpson

    This is so beautiful and what a fantastic gift it would make for this puppy’s Mom and Dad! Can’t wait to try this out!

  2. Glyn

    Thanks for that Kelley. The Oil Paint Filter is definitely worth taking a look at and yeah I’ll be sending a print to Merryck’s Mom & Dad for sure 😉



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