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.
Work with the Oil Paint filter
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.
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