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.
- If the Oil Paint filter is disabled, check if your computer supports OpenCL v1.1 or higher. For more information, see the GPU FAQ.
- On computers with AMD graphics processors running Mac OS X 10.11 and later, you can leverage Apple’s Metal graphics acceleration framework for use with the Oil Paint filter. Follow these steps:
- Select Preferences > Performance.
- Ensure that Use Graphics Processor is selected.
- Open the Advanced Graphics Processor Settings dialog.
- Select Use Native Operating System GPU Acceleration.