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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview
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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview

with Tim Grey and Olaf Giermann

Video: The Oil Paint filter

I couldn't paint a picture to save my life, so I was perhaps a little more excited than most about the new Oil Paint filter in Photoshop CS6. Let's take a look at this very cool filter, that allows you to create an oil painting effect for any image. I'll start off by creating a copy of my Background Image Layer. I'll drag the thumbnail for the Background Image Layer to the Create New Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel. That will create a Background Copy Layer. I'll go ahead and double-click the name for that layer, and I'll just call this Painting, and press Enter or Return to apply the name change. And then I'll choose Filter and then Oil Paint from the menu. Right away, you can see an Oil Painting Effect for the photo. Let's take a look at the various options available for this filter. The first is Stylization and I think of this as allowing us to adjust between an image that looks closer to the original versus one that is much more stylized. I'll go ahead and leave the option set to its maximum value just so we can get a better sense of the other options here as well.
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 59s
  2. 24m 48s
    1. Interface update
      1m 41s
    2. Panel updates
      4m 0s
    3. File compatibility preferences
      1m 57s
    4. PDF presentation
      4m 2s
    5. Contact sheets
      4m 24s
    6. Tool recording in actions
      3m 34s
    7. Print dialog updates
      5m 10s
  3. 9m 10s
    1. Adobe Camera Raw updates
      5m 27s
    2. Auto Brightness/Contrast adjustments
      1m 36s
    3. The new Auto option for Curves and Levels
      2m 7s
  4. 28m 6s
    1. Crop tool overhaul
      6m 41s
    2. The Perspective Crop tool
      3m 5s
    3. The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      5m 31s
    4. Patch tool updates
      4m 45s
    5. The Content-Aware Move tool
      5m 45s
    6. The Detect Faces option
      2m 19s
  5. 18m 44s
    1. The Oil Paint filter
      2m 51s
    2. Airbrush tips
      2m 24s
    3. Erodible brush tips
      2m 28s
    4. The Field Blur filter
      3m 51s
    5. The Iris Blur filter
      3m 25s
    6. The Tilt-Shift filter
      3m 45s
  6. 7m 29s
    1. Paragraph and character styles
      4m 50s
    2. Vector layers
      2m 39s
  7. 22m 16s
    1. The Timeline panel
      2m 35s
    2. Video groups and arranging clips
      1m 55s
    3. Trimming and splitting clips and adding transitions
      4m 25s
    4. Creating a transformation with layers
      2m 45s
    5. Adding and animating pictures
      2m 48s
    6. Applying adjustments and filters to frames or whole videos
      4m 24s
    7. Exporting video
      3m 24s
  8. 43m 16s
    1. Goodbye Repoussé: The new 3D workflow
      5m 12s
    2. Improved viewport navigation
      4m 55s
    3. Splitting, rotating, and aligning extrusions
      7m 43s
    4. 3D materials and rendering
      5m 45s
    5. Advanced 3D features
      8m 24s
    6. Live extrusions and shadows and reflections in the viewport
      5m 9s
    7. Painting on target textures
      6m 8s

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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview
2h 35m Intermediate May 21, 2012

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In this course, Adobe Photoshop experts Tim Grey and Olaf Giermann look at the new features available in Photoshop CS6 and show you how to incorporate them into your workflow. They take you on a tour of the interface, which has a new look and different controls in some of the panels, and introduce you to all the new features in areas like adjustments, image cleanup, creative effects, text and graphics, video, and 3D.

Topics include:
  • General and interface updates
  • Adjustment updates
  • Image cleanup updates
  • Creative updates
  • Text and graphics updates
  • Working with video
  • 3D updates
Subjects:
Photography video2brain
Software:
Photoshop
Authors:
Tim Grey Olaf Giermann

The Oil Paint filter

I couldn't paint a picture to save my life, so I was perhaps a little more excited than most about the new Oil Paint filter in Photoshop CS6. Let's take a look at this very cool filter, that allows you to create an oil painting effect for any image. I'll start off by creating a copy of my Background Image Layer. I'll drag the thumbnail for the Background Image Layer to the Create New Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel. That will create a Background Copy Layer. I'll go ahead and double-click the name for that layer, and I'll just call this Painting, and press Enter or Return to apply the name change. And then I'll choose Filter and then Oil Paint from the menu. Right away, you can see an Oil Painting Effect for the photo. Let's take a look at the various options available for this filter. The first is Stylization and I think of this as allowing us to adjust between an image that looks closer to the original versus one that is much more stylized. I'll go ahead and leave the option set to its maximum value just so we can get a better sense of the other options here as well.

We can then adjust cleanliness, in other words do we want the overall image to seem relatively clean or a little bit more detailed. I think for this image, there is plenty of detail to begin with and so a cleaner version would be more interesting. I'll set this up to a moderately high value. We can also adjust the scale of the Brush Strokes. So, relatively large strokes versus relatively small strokes. And this obviously adjusts the overall pattern for the image, I think a little bit larger value in this case might work out kind of nicely. We can also adjust the degree of Bristle Detail.

I'll go ahead and zoom in to a 100% view, so that you can get a better sense of that Bristle Detail. I'll increase it to it's maximum value and then reduce it to it's minimum value, and you can see, that we're able to see the individual fibers in the brush in the actual painting effect. We can also adjust the Lighting Effect, I'll keep the image zoomed in for the moment and adjust the shine for the lighting, in other words, the shininess of the paint. You can see this gives us a lot more relief in the image. I can also adjust the overall angle, in other words which direction is the light coming from.

I'll zoom out so you can get a better sense of that effect, and I'll rotate the Angular Direction. So I can rotate the light to match particular shapes within the image. So I can have the light shining across the ridges of the oil paint as it were, or down the valleys of those ridges. That's looking kind of interesting there, but I think I'll reduce the Shine Value a bit. So that, I think, is looking very abstract, but somewhat interesting. I'll go ahead and click OK, and we can see the final effect applied in the image. I can turn off the Painting Layer to see the original, and turn it back on, to see that Oil Painting Effect. So, a very fun tool to play with, and a great new addition for Photoshop CS6.

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