Oil Paint filter is grayed out and disabled under Filter > Stylize

If Oil Paint is grayed out for you, try these steps:

  • Make sure Photoshop is up-to-date
  • Make sure that your document is RGB. Oil Paint won't work on color spaces other than RGB (e.g. CMYK, Lab, etc.)
  • If you're on Windows, make sure you're running a 64-bit OS with the 64-bit version of Photoshop. OpenCL requires 64-bit
  • Make sure Use Graphics Processor is checked under Preferences > Performance
Oil paint filter greyed out Use OpenCL Photoshop

Note: If your video card does not support OpenCL v1.1 or higher, you may need to purchase an upgraded video card that supports OpenCL v1.1 or higher to gain access to the Oil Paint filter.

Information about your graphics card can be found in Photoshop's Help > System Info dialog.

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