Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Photoshop CC 2014 Oil Paint FREE alternative

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Pictus

Posts: 1230

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photoshop CC 2014 does not have the Oil Paint plug-in. sad
But there is a FREE alternative, right now is for Windows users...

It is a version of GREYCstoration http://cimg.sourceforge.net/greycstoration/
BUT in a plug-in form for Photoshop(x86/x64) Windows ONLY...
The plug-in is from https://yande.re/forum/show/2007?page=1
The x64 version is at https://yande.re/forum/show/2007?page=6
Or the direct link http://www.mediafire.com/?aypsi20c5vvv53s
Petopeto has also provided the source code, maybe someone can port to OSX...

Steps:
1-Download
2-Unpack with 7-zip http://www.7-zip.org/
3-Copy Greyc-helper.bin and Greyc-x64.8bf to
c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\Plug-ins\

The plug-in will appear at Photoshop Menu>Filter>Noise
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4686872/filter_ps.png

A good starting point
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4686872/GreyC_s_point.png

With my starting point, basically just change the Strength from +- 111 up to 999
Sometimes the Contour from +- 0.1 up to 0.6
And the Geometry Regularity from +- 1 up to 9
For a very strong effect with less details, try Initial Gaussian Blur = 1

With Strength 333 the result is
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4686872/GreyC_mimi_cat.gif


The Oil Paint was useful not only to paint, but to fix hair...
Now you can use the GREYCstoration to Fix frizzy hair smile
http://www.creativebloq.com/adobe/video … er-6127956

Jun 20 14 10:57 pm Link

Photographer

Joe Gunawan fotosiamo

Posts: 168

Los Angeles, California, US

Wow, you're a lifesaver! I was pretty pissed that Photoshop CC 2014 removed the Oil Paint Plugin. I was also totally confused on how this GREYCstoration works.

Hopefully I can continue to use this as a suitable alternative from here on out

Jun 21 14 01:55 am Link

Retoucher

Pictus

Posts: 1230

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I am glad you liked it!
I find it better than Oil Paint...

Jun 21 14 08:50 pm Link

Photographer

patdavid

Posts: 43

Mobile, Alabama, US

Just thought it was worth chiming in (I'm friends with the creator/developer of Greycstoration/G'MIC).

G'MIC is the modern incarnation of the original greycstoration, but much, much improved.

The original algorithm is still there, but there's hundreds of other possibly filters (including quite a few film-emulation color modifications that I made personally for them).

If you're game to give it a try, it'll only need GIMP, and then G'MIC.
The main G'MIC site is here:
http://gmic.sourceforge.net/

There's a package builder for GIMP that includes G'MIC as a plugin by default from here:
http://www.partha.com/

Well worth the price (free!) to check out!

Jun 23 14 12:23 pm Link

Photographer

Leftbrain

Posts: 7

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Thank you so much! This is fantastic! I hope it's available for Mac soon (as I may switch). It's too bad that the oil paint filter was removed from CC 2014, I don't know what Adobe was thinking (I bet they couldn't get it to work).

What is the difference between "Normal", "Inside" and "Side by Side" settings btw? I can't find any documentation on this and results seem variable.

Thanks!

Jul 16 14 09:46 pm Link

Retoucher

Pictus

Posts: 1230

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Patdavid,
G'MIC is very good, I would love to have a PS version, GPU accelerated... smile
Partha's build is one of the best, GIMP is getting more and more interesting
and have this “Unbounded Mode” and Photoshop this nasty bug.



Leftbrain,
You are welcome, it is the viewing mode, use strong FX and you will easy see the difference.

Jul 16 14 11:16 pm Link

Retoucher

Eugene Nikachalo

Posts: 109

Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine

cool thing !! I hope the authors did not gave up work. And will improve plugin

Sep 23 14 11:05 am Link

Photographer

Photoexotics

Posts: 2

New York, New York, US

Thank you for this.. very valuable!!

Jun 04 15 09:08 am Link

Retoucher

Dark Rose Love

Posts: 68

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Topaz recently came out with a very good one, much better than the PS filter, called "Impressionist."

Sep 02 15 06:07 pm Link

Retoucher

Zazaco

Posts: 1

Lucca, Toscana, Italy

Thanks !

Sep 27 15 10:30 am Link

Retoucher

Pictus

Posts: 1230

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Glad to help.

BTW, official Oil Paint is back https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using … ilter.html

Dec 08 15 05:36 pm Link

Retoucher

Stepan Maksimov

Posts: 2

Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Thx smile

Jan 19 16 04:59 am Link