Pixel Bender is an awesome tool from Adobe Labs that lets you create your own Photoshop filters. Basically it is both a programming language and a plugin. You can create your own filters and run them from inside Photoshop via the Pixel Bender plugin.
The default Pixel Bender installation comes with a gallery of filters. A new addition to these filters is the Oil Paint effect. This filters lets you apply an artistic oil painting effect to your images. It is really fast and extremely easy to use. Let’s take a look at the options.
First you have to download and install Pixel Bender. Just visit Adobe Labs page and follow the instructions.
Lets start with this image downloaded from Dreamstime.
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