The Oil Paint filter lets you transform a photo into an image with the visual appearance of a classic oil painting. With a few simple sliders, you can adjust the amount of stylization, brush scale, cleanliness, and other parameters.
Select Filter > Stylize > Oil Paint to use the filter. You can adjust the following settings for the filter:
Adjusts the style of the strokes, ranging from a daubed look at 0 to smooth strokes at 10
Adjusts the length of the strokes, ranging from shortest & choppiest at 0 to longest & fluid at 10
Adjusts the relief or apparent thickness of the paint, moving from a thin coat at 0 to a thick coat, giving luscious Vincent van Gogh-style paint globs, at 10
Adjusts how much of the paintbrush-hair indentation is apparent, moving from soft at 0 to leaving strong grooves at 10
Adjusts the incidence angle of the light (not the brushstroke). This setting is important if you are incorporating the oil painting into another scene.
Adjusts the brightness of the light source and the amount of bounce off the paint’s surface.
With Photoshop 23.2 release, the OilPaint filter was rewritten to take greater advantage of native GPU resources on macOS and Windows, resulting in faster performance, particularly noticeable as you work on larger files. No other updates were made to the filter.
For versions below Photoshop 23.2: