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Old 08-04-2010, 08:22 PM
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Oil Painting Effect

I've been working on an effect to simulate an oil painting. Attached are 100% crops of the original picture and final oil effect. There is a little loss of detail on the oil effect due to the compression for posting here. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 08-05-2010, 09:50 AM
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Re: Oil Painting Effect

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I've been working on an effect to simulate an oil painting. Attached are 100% crops of the original picture and final oil effect. There is a little loss of detail on the oil effect due to the compression for posting here. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Looks pretty darn good!

Is this a technique you wish to keep quiet about, or do you plan to let us know what you did?

Also the loss of detail, to me, just adds to the painterly effect.

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Old 08-05-2010, 10:28 AM
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Re: Oil Painting Effect

looks good to me as well, had a thought though and will be back later with it if it works

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Old 08-05-2010, 02:50 PM
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Re: Oil Painting Effect

Glad to share Steve. However, this is my first attempt at a tutorial. I saved it as an .doc document, so I hope everyone can open it. There are also screen shots for the parameters in Fotosketcher, Angled Strokes, and Lighting effects.

The steps for giving the paint strokes a look of thickness are somewhat involved, so I also uploaded a photoshop action I created to simplify the process. It was created in Photoshop CS3.

If I left out something, so please let me know.
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File Type: zip Brush Depth.zip (986 Bytes, 56 views)
File Type: doc Oil Painting with Fotosketcher.doc (28.0 KB, 82 views)

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Old 08-06-2010, 08:51 AM
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Glad to share Steve. However, this is my first attempt at a tutorial. I saved it as an .doc document, so I hope everyone can open it. There are also screen shots for the parameters in Fotosketcher, Angled Strokes, and Lighting effects.

The steps for giving the paint strokes a look of thickness are somewhat involved, so I also uploaded a photoshop action I created to simplify the process. It was created in Photoshop CS3.

If I left out something, so please let me know.
Altho I don't have CS3, only Elements 8, I'll see what I come up with. And if anything worthwhile shows up I'll post it.

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Old 08-06-2010, 01:05 PM
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What can a Mac user use in place of FotoSketcher, huh? Anyone, puleeze!
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:28 PM
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looks good to me as well, had a thought though and will be back later with it if it works

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it didn't work ! I wondered if adding a texture would add to it in any way especially a canvas one but It just lost detail, although the ps canvas texturizer one worked best

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Old 08-06-2010, 04:07 PM
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Re: Oil Painting Effect

Palms - Texture for me seems to add that final touch. I have been able to collect a few different canvas textures by doing a google search for canvas textures and then converting them to .psd files for use in Photoshop's Texturizer.

Gunner - Maybe the creator of Fotosketcher will build a MAC version?

Steve - I'm not that familar with Elements 8, but I have seen a couple of places on the internet about converting Photoshop actions to Elements 8. If I can find them again I will post the link.
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Maybe Corel Painter would do the trick. I'm pretty sure that it will, even the less expensive one Painter Essentials should work. I'll try it. Now that I think about it they both will add brush strokes to the "canvas."
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:50 PM
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it didn't work ! I wondered if adding a texture would add to it in any way especially a canvas one but It just lost detail, although the ps canvas texturizer one worked best

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Palms try desaturating your texture layer-then run high pass filter at 0.5 to 1.0 and then change the blend mode to Linear Light. Your texture will show up without losing the original pics detail.

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