Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Adobe introduced the Oil Paint filter in Photoshop CS6 and I’m proud to say Adobe showcased my
tutorial on its website. Starting in version CC 2014, Adobe removed the oil
paint filter. However, in this tutorial, I’ll show you where & how to install an oil paint
filter that you can download for free. This filter isn’t nearly as powerful as the one
that came with Photoshop, but as you can see in these examples, it’s still pretty effective
for a basic, oil paint look. At the time I’m doing this video, this particular plugin is
unfortunately, not available for the Mac. First, open your Browser and type in “Model
Mayhem oil paint filter”. Click the top website. Click this direct link for the oil paint plug-in. Before we continue, make sure your computer
has software already installed that will extract compressed files, like “WinZip”. If it
doesn’t , you need to download it. Once your computer has the extracting software, click this large, green, “Download” button.
At the lower, left, click the fly-out list and click “Open”. Your extraction file software
will open the plug-in files. If you have Photoshop open, it’s important to close the application
before we install the plugin. Also, let’s minimize our Browser window, so our screen
less cluttered. Open your Windows drive, click “Program Files” and “Adobe”. Click the version
of Photoshop, into which you’ll be installing the oil paint plug-in. Then, click “Plug-Ins”.
Earlier today, I moved the oil paint plug-ins into the Plug-Ins folder. Move the window
over to see the oil paint plug-in files, highlight both of them and simply drag them into the
Photoshop Plug-Ins folder. Once the oil paint files are in your Photoshop Plug-Ins folder,
you can close both windows. Open Photoshop and open an image you’d like to use. Go to Filter, Noise and “GREYCstoration”. This is the Oil Paint filter. I’m using the same settings
that the retouch artist, “Pictus”, showed on Model Mayhem. I like these settings, but
feel free to experiment with them if you like. As I mentioned at the beginning, this filter is pretty basic, but unless you’re willing to pay for a filter or wait until Adobe adds it back, this is
a good alternative in the meantime. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching this Photoshop tip!