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Oil Paint Effect in Photoshop (Recent versions of Photoshop CC)

Posted on 14th August 2018
For this tutorial, we will use an image to convert into an “Oil Paint".

1 - In Photoshop, open the image you wish to work with.

2 - Double-click on your images thumbnail and choose “Convert to Smart Object”

3 - In the “Adjustments Panel” create a new “Vibrance Adjustment Layer”, move the “Vibrance” lever all the way to the right and don’t forget to clip your layer to your “Smart Object” by clicking on the button at the bottom of the “Properties Panel”.

4 - Select your “Smart Object” layer and go to Filter > Liquify (Shift + Command/Control + X). Use the different “Tools” and “Brush Sizes” to work on your image until you are satisfied. Then, click “OK”.

5 - Go to Filter > Stylize > Oil Paint and use the following values:

6 - Then, go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Paint Daubs and use the following values:

7 - Click on the “New Effect Layer” button at the bottom and add “Plastic Wrap” with the following values:

8 - Now, go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask and use these values:

9 - Create a “New Gradient Fill Layer” by clicking on the small Black and White Circle icon at the bottom of the “Layers Panel”, use a Black to Transparent, Radial Gradient with a 90° Angle, 199% Scale and check the “Reverse” and “Align with layer” boxes.

10 - Change the “Blending Mode” to “Color Burn” and the “Opacity” to 35%.

by @lornacane

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